Coronavirus round-up: July 20-26

A "Stay Healthy!" sign at a bus stop in Narva, Ida-Viru County, Source: Helen Wright / ERR

Last week, the number of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosed in Estonia was 13 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 20-26;
  • 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, 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 13 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Estonia, an increase from seven the week before and 21 the week before that. For the last month and a half, most weeks have seen less than 10 new cases diagnosed in total.

The infection rate is 1.9 per 100,000 the Health Board said on Wednesday and there is no hidden spread of the virus based on the infection rate.

New cases by day for July 20-26: The majority of days recorded one new COVID-19 case with zero, two and seven being reported on the others.

New cases by county: For the first time since the outbreak began in Estonia, Harju County - which includes Tallinn - did not report any new cases in a single week.

No cases were reported in Harju County, which was a decrease from two the previous week. Tartu County increased from zero to two. Three cases were recorded in Ida-Viru County after no new cases the week before.

No new cases were recorded in any other county meaning the people who tested positive had no information in the population register. Therefore, the other seven cases were probably confirmed in people coming to Estonia from abroad.

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

New cases, deaths and hospital releases: There were 13 new cases and no deaths were reported.

Although the number of people being treated for coronavirus in hospital has fallen from four to three, data is missing from Koroonakaart which shows how many people were discharged from hospital this week and on what day, so we cannot give a final number for the week.

The Health Board said last week no patients are using ventilators.

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

Positive and negative tests by week: There were 2,506 last week, which is a similar total number to previous weeks, although a couple of hundred higher than the previous week.

The increased number of tests could have occurred as 170 Ukrainians flown in by the Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce were all tested on arrival, and several were later retested.

Approximately 40 people were also tested from the Rainbow Festival gathering in Võru which the Health Board closed due to safety concerns.


Deaths by age and gender: There have been no deaths from coronavirus in Estonia since the start of June. The total, 32 men and 37 women have died due to COVID-19.

By county:  There were no deaths last week.

Coronavirus in Estonia highlights: July 20-26:

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.

Previous round-ups can be seen here or by clicking the "coronavirus round-up" keyword at the bottom of this article.

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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