One case of COVID-19 diagnosed

Coronavirus. Source: ERR

Over the past 24 hours, 368 initial tests of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were analyzed in Estonia, with one case of COVID-19 diagnosed.

Based on data from the population register, the person diagnosed is a Tallinn resident.

As of Sunday, four patients require hospitalization in Estonia due to the coronavirus, a single person is on assisted breathing. The virus has claimed a total of 69 lives in Estonia.

Hospitals have closed 388 COVID-19 cases concerning 375 persons.

As of Sunday, a total of 1,818 people have recovered. The cases of 1,385 people have been closed (76.2 percent), with more than 28 days having passed since testing positive for 433 people (23.8 percent) who are not hospitalized, meaning their cases are about to be closed.

Over 105,000 initial tests have been administered in Estonia of which 1,987 (1.9 percent) have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. More accurate coronavirus testing statistics is available on the Health Board's website.

The Health Board reminds everyone that even after the end of the emergency situation, vigilance towards COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases should stay high: hand hygiene, social distancing and staying home when sick are still important measures to follow. The coronavirus is spread mainly from person-to-person, usually via close contact with an infected person. Close contact is seen as a situation where people are closer than two meters to each other for 15 minutes.

COVID-19 is a droplet infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 that spreads through sneezing and coughing from people to people and by way of contaminated surfaces and unwashed hands.


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Editor: Marcus Turovski

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