Health Board: 20 new cases of coronavirus recorded in last 24 hours

Jõhvi kelder.
Jõhvi kelder. Source: Sergei Stepanov/ERR

Twenty cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were diagnosed across Estonia in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Thursday. The majority of cases were found in Ida-Viru County.

In total, 12 cases were reported in Estonia's easternmost county, followed by five in Harju County - four of those were in Tallinn - and two in Tartu County. Two cases had no information in the population register.  

One case reported in Harju County was brought from the Czech Republic, the circumstances of infection in the remaining four cases are still being clarified. 

As of this morning, a total of 185 people are actively monitored by the Northern Regional Department of the Health Board.

The two cases in Tartu County are close contacts of a previously infected person. 

As of Thursday morning, there are four active infection sites in Tartu County. These are a family outbreak of 5 patients, which started from the swimming competitions in Aura. The Vabank outbreak which has seen 37 people become infected. The Naive outbreak with 21 infected people and the Shooters outbreak with 19 infected people.

A total of 210 people are being actively monitored by the Southern Regional Department.

The cases in Ida-Viru County are all related to the bar Jõhvi Kelder in the town of Jõhvi. So far eight people who visited the bar, three of their family members and two others have become infected. 

A total of 142 people are being actively monitored by the Eastern Regional Department.

As of the morning of August 20, there are 10 patients in hospital across Estonia being treated for coronavirus. No patients are using ventilators. Yesterday, three people were admitted and three discharged. There have been no deaths since June.

There are estimated to be 105 active cases of coronavirus in Estonia, 10 more than yesterday.

In total, 885 tests were analyzed in the last 24 hours and 138,166 have been carried out in total. The total number of cases diagnosed in Estonia since February is 2,227.

To see more data in English, Russian and Estonian visit koroonakaart.

Today the Ministry of Social Affairs launched the coronavirus exposure notification app "HOIA" which lets a person know when they have been exposed to a person with coronavirus. The free app can be downloaded on the App Store and on Google Play.

Find out more about "HOIA" here.


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