Health Board: 11 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed over last 24 hours

Hand sanitizer.
Hand sanitizer. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

11 positive tests for coronavirus (COVID-19) were recorded in the last 24 hours, the Health Board announced on Thursday. In total, 956 tests were analyzed.

According to data from the population registry, four new cases were diagnosed in Tartu County, one in Harju County, one in Ida-Viru County and one in Võru County.

The case diagnosed in Ida-Viru County is related to a cargo vessel docked at the port city of Sillamäe since August 3. The vessel has since headed to Finland to quarantine.

As of Thursday, nine people are in treatment with one patient on ventilation. There are estimated to be 99 cases of the virus active in Estonia.

No deaths were reported overnight, keeping 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.

A total of 122,880 tests have been carried out in Estonia since February, of which 2,124 (1.7 percent) have been confirmed as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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.

As written in a press release on Wednesday: "The next two weeks are a critical period during which we can control the spread if we act responsibly. The most effective way to alleviate infection spreading is to maintain social distancing. In crowded ares, especially indoors, where distancing is not possible, it is recommended to wear a mask.

"Please stay home when you are ill, even if you have light symptoms. Any symptoms should arise coronavirus suspicion and your family physician should be contacted. They have been given directives to send everyone to COVID-19 testing."

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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste

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