Six people test positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Coronavirus testing station.
Coronavirus testing station. Source: Priit Mürk/ERR

Over the past 24 hours, 1,046 initial COVID-19 tests were analyzed in Estonia, with six coming back positive for the virus.

Data from the Population Register suggests two people tested positive in Tallinn, one in Tartu, one in Võru County and one in Ida-Viru County. One person who tested positive for the virus did not have a registered place of residence.

The Ida-Viru County case involves a person connected with a previously diagnosed person. One Tallinn citizen who tested positive came into contact with the virus while traveling, the reason of infection for the other Tallinner remains unknown. The source of infection is still being ascertained in the Tartu and Võru County cases.

As of the morning of August 16, seven people need hospital treatment due to the coronavirus, while there are no patients on assisted breathing. One person has been discharged from hospital in the last 24 hours, no new coronavirus treatment cases were opened.

There were no new coronavirus-related deaths in the last day, with the disease having claimed a total of 63 lives in Estonia. Hospitals have closed a total of 398 COVID-19 cases involving 385 people.

A total of 1,976 people have recovered from the virus in Estonia, with 1,501 cases (76 percent) closed, while 475 people have gone 28 days without testing positive and are not being treated in hospital.

The case rate for the last 14 days is 8.4 per 100,000 people.

Estonia has administered a total of 135,000 initial COVID-19 tests of which 2,190 or 1.6 percent have come back positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

See more data at koroonakaart.

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