Health Board: One new case of COVID-19 diagnosed in last 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Naiiv culture bar.
Naiiv culture bar. Source: Henry-Laur Allik/ERR

According to data published by the Health Board on Monday morning, one new positive test for the novel coronavirus was confirmed over the preceding 24-hour period.

A total of 257 tests were analyzed, with one case added in Tartu, also related to the recent Vabank nightclub outbreak in Tartu, with a person displaying symptoms visiting many public spaces in the city.

A total of 29 cases of COVID-19 have been traced back to a party at Vabank, of which 17 were registered in Tartu city. There are 162 close contacts also being monitored.

In addition to the party at Vabank night club, another party in Tartu, in Naiiv night club on July 24, is being monitored with the Health Board warning everyone who was present on that date to check their health and call a doctor if any symptoms show.

A total of 120,346 tests have been carried out in Estonia since February, of which 2,080 (1.7 percent) have been confirmed as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

As of Monday morning, five people are being treated in hospital with noone needing a ventilator. There are a total of 59 estimated cases active in Estonia.

There were no deaths reported over 24 hours, keeping the total at 63. On Saturday, the Health Board reported it had corrected the amount of deaths recorded directly the result of COVID-19 in Estonia from 69, to 63.

The Health Board reminds everyone that even after the end of the emergency situation, vigilance towards COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases should stay high: hand hygiene, social distancing and staying home when sick are still important measures to follow. The coronavirus is spread mainly from person-to-person, usually via close contact with an infected person. Close contact is seen as a situation where people are closer than two meters to each other for 15 minutes.

To see more data visit koroonakaart.ee, which is continuing to analyze and publish the daily data in English, Russian and Estonian.

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