Health Board: Seven new cases of COVID-19 discovered over last 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

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Seven new cases of coronavirus have been found in Estonia in the past 24 hours with four in Harju County and three in Tartu, the Health Board (Terviseamet) announced on Wednesday.

Of the four cases discovered in Harju County, two cases are traced back to close contacts who were previously infected with the virus and the other two are still investigated.

Two cases in Tartu are also traced to contacts who have been sick, the remaining case is a repeat test. In total, 1,162 tests were analyzed.

Estonia has a new case rate of 7.1 per 100,000 people as an average of the last 14 days, the Health Board announced.

As of August 19, seven people are receiving treatment in hospital with noone under ventilation.

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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