Coronavirus round-up: July 13-19

A bottle of hand sanitizer on a table at Raekoja plats in Tallinn's Old Town in May.
A bottle of hand sanitizer on a table at Raekoja plats in Tallinn's Old Town in May. Source: Anna Aurelia Minev/ERR

Last week, the number of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosed in Estonia was seven compared to 21 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 13-19;
  • 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: Last week there were seven new cases of coronavirus diagnosed in Estonia, which is a similar rate to weeks at the start of July and the end of June. The previous week, 21 cases were diagnosed mostly in family groups, but no small outbreaks were detected last week.

However, the Health Board said on Wednesday more small outbreaks should be expected throughout the summer.

The infection rate is 1.9 per 100,000 the Health Board said on Wednesday.

New cases by day for July 13-19: Last week the highest number of new cases was four and the lowest was 0. On several days no new infections were recorded in Estonia.

New cases by county: Last week two cases were diagnosed in Harju County - a fall from 11 the previous week - which was the highest number in a single country. Tartu and Pärnu countries both recorded one infection. The other three cases were diagnosed in people without information in the population register.

During the previous week seven cases were diagnosed in Ida-Viru county, but there were no new cases in the county last week.

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

New cases, deaths and hospital releases: No patients were released from hospital last week and there were no deaths reported. One patient was released the week before and there have been no deaths since June 2.

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

Positive and negative tests by week: Last week there was a total of 2,378 tests carried out in total, which is the lowest since the week starting March 9. The number of tests carried out each week has been declining since the week starting June 22, around midsummer.

During the last month weekly testing totals have been between 2,300 and 3,300. Before that, more than a 1,000 were being carried out each day.

In total, 114,542 tests have been carried out since February which is approximately 8 percent of the population.

Mari-Anne Härma acting director general of the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Wednesday, fewer tests have been performed in the last few weeks but the number of tests is still higher than recommended by the World Health Organization.


Deaths by age and gender: There were no deaths this week. The last death was on June 2.

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

By county: The were no deaths registered due to coronavirus last week.

Coronavirus in Estonia highlights: July 13-19:

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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