Health Board: Eight more coronavirus cases diagnosed

Coronavirus testing sign.
Coronavirus testing sign. Source: ERR

Eight more positive tests for coronavirus (COVID-19) were recorded in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Thursday. The cases were recorded in Harju, Ida-Viru, Lääne and Tartu counties.

During the last day, 481 tests was analyzed.

Three were recorded in Ida-Viru County with two of those in Narva, three in Harju County - two in Tallinn - and one each in Tartu and Lääne countries.

Two of the people in Ida-Viru county were related to the outbreak reported yesterday at a birthday party.

In one case, the infection occurred at work and the person was already being monitored as a contact. In one case, the infection was detected before elective surgery.  In another case, the infection occurred within the family. One case was brought from abroad. Two cases have an unknown origin.

As of Thursday morning, three people are being treated in hospital and one patient is using a ventilator.

There were no deaths during the day, keeping the total at 69.

The total number of positive cases diagnosed in Estonia since January is 2,011. There are estimated to be 28 active cases.

Yesterday, eight cases were also diagnosed. They were recorded in people in Ida-Viru and Harju Counties. It was the first time since the start of June when more than five cases had been reported in a single day.

 More detailed statistics can be viewed at koroonakaart.


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Editor: Helen Wright

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