11 new coronavirus cases diagnosed in last 24 hours

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11 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Tuesday, with four of the new cases being traced back to a party at Vabank night club in Tartu.

According to data from the population registry, three cases were diagnosed in Tartu and two in Harju County. Jõgeva County, Ida-Viru County and Lääne-Viru County each had one case and the location of the remaining three cases still being investigated.

As of 7.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 33 cases can be traced back to a party at Vabank night club, where a person displaying symptoms of the virus participated.

Two cases in Ida-Viru County and Harju County originate from Spain and of the three unidentified cases, two are former seamen.

A total of 120,988 tests have been carried out in Estonia since February, of which 2,091 have been confirmed as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

As of Tuesday morning, eight people are being treated in hospital and there are estimated to be 69 active cases in the country.

There were no deaths reported, leaving the total at 63. The last death recorded was on June 2. On August 1, 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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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste

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