Coronavirus round-up: June 29 - July 5 ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Social distancing sign on Angel's Bridge in Tartu.
Social distancing sign on Angel's Bridge in Tartu. Source: Helen Wright / ERR

Last week, the number of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosed in Estonia was seven compared to six the previous week. There have been no deaths for over a month.

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 29 - July 5;
  • 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: Last week there were seven new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosed, one more than the previous week and one less than the week before that. The total number of cases has not been above 10 for the last three weeks.

Acting Health Board chief Mari-Anne Härma told ERR radio show "Vikerhommik" Monday morning the rate of new cases of coronavirus is now very small. The midsummer break and changes in travel restrictions have not had any noticeable effect on infection rates.

"The long-term downward trend has not changed, and midsummer has not provided any aftermath, so now there is reason to be calm," said Härma.

New cases by day for June 29 - July 5: The number of new infections recorded daily was between zero and two, which is similar to previous weeks. There have been no deaths since June 2.

New cases by county: Ida-Viru County had the highest number of new cases diagnosed last week at three. This was followed by Harju County on two and Tartu County with one.

As daily press releases are no longer issued by the Health Board it is impossible to know exactly where the cases were diagnosed in each county, for example, Tallinn vs. the rest of Harju County.

As one case is not attributed to any county, it can be assumed there was no data in the population register for one of the cases.

As a weekly update will be published on Wednesday by the Health Board, this may be made clear then.

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

New cases, deaths and hospital releases: Three people were released from hospital last week and one admitted. The total number of people being treated in hospital is three. The previous week six people were released from hospital.

There were no deaths last week and seven new cases.

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

Positive and negative tests by week: There were 3,703 tests analyzed last week, an increase from the week before when many family doctors were closed over the midsummer holiday. However, this is still half the number compared to previous weeks when more than 6,000 tests were being carried out each week.

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

Deaths

Deaths by age and gender: There were no deaths last week, keeping the total 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 29 - July 5:

  • Estonia extends quarantine requirement to eight European countries
  • Institute of Economic Research predicts a recession of 8 percent
  • Passengers' own responsibility to comply with quarantine requirement
  • Head of Emergency Medicine Department to leave Health Board
  • Kiik: I would have liked for Kadai to continue at Health Board
  • Direct flights ban in COVID-19 high-risk countries extended for two weeks
  • Significant increase in vodka sales during pandemic
  • Southern municipalities expect big economic boost from WRC round
  • Apartment prices not fallen compared to pre-coronavirus period
  • Study: Frequent online shoppers grew 80 percent during emergency situation
     

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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