Two new COVID-19 cases discovered over past 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Social distancing signs at Röst cafe in Rotermann City.
Social distancing signs at Röst cafe in Rotermann City. Source: Helen Wright/ ERR

Two new cases of coronavirus were found in Estonia in the past 24 hours, one each in Ida-Viru County and Saare County. In total, 313 tests were analyzed.

The Health Board is investigating both cases discovered overnight.

As of Monday morning, six people are receiving treatment and a total of 400 people have been discharged from hospital.

There are an estimated 112 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Estonia with a total of 134,863 tests carried out since February, of which 2,192 have been confirmed as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Estonia has a new case rate of 8.4 per 100,000 people as an average of the last 14 days, the Health Board told ERR on Monday.

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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