Health Board: No new cases of COVID-19 in past 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Social distancing sign and hand sanitizer in Werner Cafe in Tartu.
Social distancing sign and hand sanitizer in Werner Cafe in Tartu. Source: Helen Wright /ERR

No new cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet) announced on Thursday. A total of 1,193 tests were analyzed.

As of Thursday morning, eight people are in hospital with one patient needing ventilation.

There are an estimated 123 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Estonia with a total of 130,822 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.

According to the Health Board, 1,976 have recovered from the virus, of which 1,501 (76 percent) have had their medical case closed. Among those, at least 28 days have passed on 475 cases (24 percent).

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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