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

Testing kit for the COVID-19 virus.
Testing kit for the COVID-19 virus. Source: Priit Mürk/ERR

Three new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the last 24 hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet). In total, 1,451 tests were analyzed.

According to data from the population registry, two of the three cases were recorded in Harju County, with the one remaining going to Tartu County. Sources for the infections are still under investigation.

As of Friday morning, eight people are receiving treatment in hospital. There is noone under ventilation.

There are an estimated 113 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Estonia with a total of 132,270 tests carried out since February, of which 2,177 have been confirmed as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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).

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.

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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste

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