Coronavirus round-up: July 6-12

A social distancing sign at Tallinn Airport.
A social distancing sign at Tallinn Airport. Source: Helen Wright/ ERR

Last week, the number of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosed in Estonia was 21 compared to seven the week before.

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 July 6-12;
  • 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, 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.


New cases by week: There were 21 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed last week, a significant increase from seven and six in the preceding weeks. The last time there were more than 10 cases in a single week was at the start of June.

The increase of new cases is mostly linked to two family groups, one in Tallinn and one in Narva-Jõesuu, the Health Board said. Outbreaks were detected after a birthday party was held and one of the participants, a lorry driver from Russia, was identified as the source. Several other infections were traced to be being spread in the workplace.

New cases by day for July 6-12: There were two days last week when eight new cases were diagnosed each day. All other days saw an infection rate of between two and zero. There have been no deaths since June 2.

New cases by county:  The majority of the cases were diagnosed in Harju County. There were 11 recorded in the county compared to two the week before.

Ida-Viru County had the second highest number of cases with seven. Last week the county reported three new infections, which was the highest in any country.

New cases were also recorded last week in Tartu, Järva and Lääne counties.

New cases, deaths and hospital releases: One person was released from hospital last week and there were no deaths. The number of patients currently receiving treatment in hospital is four.

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

Positive and negative tests by week: The total number of tests last week was 2,800 which is similar to the previous two weeks. This is still approximately half of the number of tests which were being carried out weekly a month ago.

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


Deaths by age and gender: There were no deaths this week, so the total stays at 69.

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 this week.

Coronavirus in Estonia highlights: July 6-12:

  • New covid restrictions if more than 300 cases found in two-week period
  • Health Board acting chief: Second coronavirus wave likely
  • Nationwide coronavirus app ready for download from August 20
  • Arrivals from seven European countries subject to quarantine
  • Crisis measures work group formed to fight possible second coronavirus wave
  • Government eases event spectator capacity restrictions
  • Research council recommended lower increases to event capacity limits
  • Estonia extends flight restrictions until July 28
  • Health Board: Two families under monitoring for coronavirus outbreak
  • Wizz Air Tallinn-Kyiv flights halted
  • Rent prices dropped by 25 percent during pandemic

The Health Board has stopped releasing daily information about the number of cases diagnosed each day, but ERR News will continue to do so for the time being.

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: [email protected]


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Editor: Helen Wright

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