Coronavirus round-up: June 22-28 ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

A coronavirus flyer at Pääsküla in Tallinn.
A coronavirus flyer at Pääsküla in Tallinn. Source: Helen Wright/ ERR

Last week, the number of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosed in Estonia was six – a fall from eight the previous week. There have been no deaths in the past three weeks.

ERR News has rounded up the most important news and data about the coronavirus from the last week and put it in one place. We've also gone through the data and showed how the COVID-19 disease is spreading each week, rather than day-by-day.

This round-up is released every Monday, because the results for Sunday of the previous week are released on Monday morning, only making it possible to analyze the previous week's results after the data has been reported.

You can find the following graphs below:

  • New cases by day for June 22-28;
  • The total number of new cases diagnosed by week;
  • New cases by county by week;
  • New cases compared with deaths and hospital releases;
  • Total number of positive and negative tests by week;
  • Deaths by age group;
  • Deaths by county.

The data has been taken from the Health Board (Terviseamet), and we downloaded it from koroonakaart.ee, which shows the data released each day in English, Russian and Estonian.

Our "Coronavirus in Estonia: All you need to know" guide also provides an overview of total cases by county, the daily rate of new cases, and includes a breakdown of all the restrictions so far. We update this page daily.

In the graphs below, you can add or take away data from the graphs by clicking the colored dots below. The data points are (mostly) dated with each Monday's date.

Overview

New cases by week: Six cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were diagnosed in Estonia last week, which continues the downward trend of infections. Eight cases were recorded the week before, and there were 35 and 70 in the preceding two weeks.

Six is the lowest figure diagnosed in one week since the coronavirus outbreak started in March.

There are estimated to be 14 active cases in the country.

New cases by day for June 22-28: The highest number of new cases recorded on a single day last week was three on Thursday. The Health Board reported either one or zero news cases on all the other days. On three days no cases of coronavirus were diagnosed. There were no deaths last week.

New cases by county: Three cases were recorded in Harju county last week and one each in Ida-Viru, Tartu and Valga counties. The previous week, five cases were reported in Harju County and one each in Taru and Ida-Viru counties with several elsewhere.

Click the colored dots below the graph to add and remove data from the graph.

New cases compared with deaths and hospital releases: There were slightly fewer new cases of coronavirus diagnosed and five patients were released from hospital last week. There were no deaths for the third week in a row.

Currently, only five patients are being treated in hospital and one is using a ventilator.

Click the colored dots below the graph to add and remove data from the graph.

Positive and negative tests by week: The number of tests carried out last week fell sharply. For the last month, there have been between 6,000 and 7,000 tests carried out each week but last week the total was 2,813. For comparison, 6,584 tests were analyzed the previous week.

A spokesperson from the Health Board explained to ERR News why testing dropped last week: "Mostly because of the Midsummer celebrations – the GP's (family doctors - ed.) surgeries were closed and they still provide about half of the referrals. Also, there were fewer scheduled surgeries, because of the holidays and fewer tests being done in the hospitals."

Deaths

Deaths by age and gender: There were no deaths last week so the total stays at 69. The last death was reported on June 2.

The total number of men and women who have died due to COVID-19 is 32 and 37, respectively.

By county: There were no deaths last week.

Coronavirus in Estonia highlights: June 22-28

  • Passengers from six EU countries must quarantine on entry to Estonia
  • Kadai: There could be a period where no cases will be discovered for weeks
  • Tartu University study says COVID-19 restrictions easing not too hasty
  • Salary subsidy for June to open applications from July 1
  • Registered unemployed increased by 1 percent last week

Note to readers

This is the first time any of us at ERR News have covered a crisis of this scale before. It's a learning curve for all of us. If we've made any mistakes, let us know. Feedback is welcome, as are suggestions for data we can show or stories we can tell. Email: helen.wright@err.ee 

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Editor: Helen Wright

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