Health Board: 21 new coronavirus cases diagnosed in last 24 hours

Masks, hand sanitizer and an advert for the 'HOIA
Masks, hand sanitizer and an advert for the 'HOIA" app. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

Twenty-one new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Saturday.

Ten positive test results were recorded in Harju County, nine in Ida-Viru County and one each in Jõgeva and Võru counties.

In one case in Harju County, there was an infection passed on by a family member, the circumstances of the other 9 recent cases and the source of the infection are currently being identified.

The infection in Võru County was diagnosed in a health care worker at the Tartu University Hospital. The new case of infection in Jõgeva County is related to travel.

Three of the new cases of coronavirus in Ida-Viru County are related to the outbreak at the Estonia mine. In two cases family members have contracted the virus from a person who visited Jõhvi Kelder bar.

Three new infections in the country are related close family members and one case is being investigated.

Thirty cases are linked in Ida-Viru County

As of today, nine bar visitors are connected to the outbreak stemming from Jõhvi Kelder bar, two of whom are employees at the Estonia mine. A total of 15 people are connected to the outbreak, six of them are family members and acquaintances of those who visited the bar.

A total of 12 employees have been infected in the Estonia mine, the first two of whom visited Jõhvi Kelder. In addition, four family members and acquaintances of mine workers have fallen ill. 

One person admitted to hospital

As of the morning of August 22, 11 people are being treated for coronavirus in hospital in Estonia - one more than yesterday. There are no patients using ventilators.

The infection rate per 100 thousand people in the last 14 days is 9.0.

In Estonia, 140,206 primary tests have been carried out, of which 2,265 or 1.6 percent have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 

Yesterday 17 new cases were diagnosed and 20 the day before that.

Earlier this week, Estonia's free coronavirus exposure notification app "HOIA" was released for download. Find out more about how to download the app here.

More detailed statistics on corona tests can be viewed at koroonakaart.


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Editor: Helen Wright

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