Health Board: 19 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed in last 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

A discarded face mask on board a Tallinn tram.
A discarded face mask on board a Tallinn tram. Source: ERR

Nineteen new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Tuesday.

Thirteen cases were recorded in Ida-Viru County, three in Harju County and one each in Lääne Viru and Hiiu counties. One case had no information in the population register. In total, 1,186 tests were analyzed.

Many of the cases in Ida-Viru County are associated with two outbreaks at Jõhvi Kelder bar in Jõhvi and the Estonia mine. So far more than 30 people are connected to the outbreaks.

In addition, two employees of the Ojamaa mine were diagnosed with the coronavirus during the last day. A total of four employees have fallen ill in the Ojamaa mine.

A resident of Lääne-Viru county caught the virus from close contact, as did one resident of Harju County. The circumstances of the new case in Hiiu County are being clarified.

As of Tuesday morning, 11 people are being treated in hospital and no one is using a ventilator. One new case was opened in the last 24 hours and one person was discharged. To date, 403 people have been discharged.

The incidence per 100 thousand people in the last 14 days is 9.6.

 To see more data visit koroonakaart.  

You can also download Estonia's free coronavirus exposure notification app "HOIA" from the Google Play store or the App store.

How can the spread of coronavirus be stopped?

  • The most efficient measure which can be applied to avoid being infected is keeping one's distance.
  • In crowded places and especially indoors where it is not possible to maintain the required distance from other people, it is advisable to wear a mask.
  • Closed, crowded spaces should be avoided if possible.
  • The rules governing hand hygiene must be observed: hands must be washed frequently.
  • Hands should be washed in soap and warm water. Alcohol-based hand sanitation products should be used in public places.
  • When you sneeze or cough, please cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissue. Immediately safely dispose of the used tissue and clean your hands. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (or part of your forearm), not your bare hand, to cover your mouth and nose.
  • Anyone who becomes ill should stay at home, even if their symptoms are mild.
  • People who develop any symptoms should suspect that they have coronavirus and contact their family physician.

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Editor: Helen Wright

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