Health Board: Eight new cases of coronavirus over last 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Painted 2-meter distance markers on a Tallinn sidewalk.
Painted 2-meter distance markers on a Tallinn sidewalk. Source: ERR

1,427 tests of COVID-19 were analyzed in Estonia over the last 24 hours, with eight of them recorded as positive for the novel coronavirus, the Health Board announced on Wednesday.

According to data from the population registry, three positive tests went to Harju County, two to Tartu County and one each to Jõgeva County and Põlva County. One case lacks information in the population registry.

Of the added cases, two are related to people being infected at work, one is traced back to a visit to an entertainment venue and two cases have been brought in from France. The rest of the cases are still being investigated.

After a person displaying symptoms of the novel coronavirus visited many establishments in the city of Tartu, an outbreak of the virus has developed in the city over the last three weeks.

37 cases of SARS-CoV-2 are related to a party at Vabank night club, 21 traced back to culture bar Naiiv and 19 to Shooters bar, all in Tartu.

As of Wednesday morning, nine people are in hospital with one under ventilation.

According to the Health Board, 1,975 have recovered from the virus, of which 1,500 (75.9 percent) have had their medical case closed. Among those, at least 28 days have passed on 475 cases (24.1 percent).

There are an estimated 132 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Estonia with a total of 129,633 tests carried out since February, of which 2,174 have been confirmed as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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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