Health Board: 17 new cases of COVID-19 discovered over past 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

A coronavirus test kit.
A coronavirus test kit. Source: Pixabay

17 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were found in Estonia in the past 24 hours with nine cases discovered in Ida-Viru County where an outbreak traced to bar Jõhvi Kelder continues, the Health Board (Terviseamet) announced.

Of the nine cases in Ida-Viru County, one was brought into the country from Italy, five are traced to an infection at work (Estonia mine), one was family-based and one is related to the outbreak at bar Jõhvi Kelder, which added 12 cases yesterday, August 20. One case in the county is still investigated.

In addition to the cases discovered in Ida-Viru, data from the population registry shows that three positive cases were found in Harju County, one in Tartu, Võru and Pärnu each and two cases did not have information in the population registry.

The additional cases found in Tartu and Võru County are related to getting the infection from a close contact. As of Friday, there are four outbreaks in Tartu County - a family with five cases, the Vabank outbreak (37 cases), bar Naiiv outbreak (21 cases) and an outbreak at bar Shooters (20 cases).

A total of 896 tests were analyzed.

The Health Board's South Region is currently monitoring 222 people, the North Region is monitoring 217 people and 175 people are monitored in the East.

Estonia has a new case rate of 8.37 per 100,000 people as an average of the last 14 days, the Health Board announced.

There are an estimated 112 active cases of the virus in Estonia. In total, 139,060 tests have been administered, of which 2,244 have been confirmed as positive for COVID-19.

As of August 21, ten 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 official coronavirus exposure app HOIA, which notifies people if they have been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19, is now available for download. Read more here.

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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