Health Board: 14 new cases of COVID discovered ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

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

14 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) were diagnosed in Estonia in the last 24 hours, the Health Board announced on Thursday. The rate of new cases per 100,000 residents is 11.4.

According to data from the population registry, seven cases each were found in Harju County and Ida-Viru County. In total, 1,378 tests were analyzed.

Over 70 in Ida-Viru County infected with COVID-19

Two of the new cases discovered in Ida-Viru are employees of the Estonia mine and three are close contacts to the employees. One new case is traced back to a returning traveler and the remaining case is still investigated.

In total, 23 employees of the Estonia mine have been infected, traced back to two employees going to a party at bar Jõhvi Kelder. In addition, 18 members of their family and friends have also caught the virus.

The Jõhvi Kelder outbreak has led to nine people being infected with 15 people connected to the outbreak, six being close contacts of the party-goers.

Seven people are connected to an outbreak at the Ojamaa mine. 

At a press conference on Thursday Prime Minister Jüri Ratas said 73 people in Ida-Viru County had been infected during the outbreaks so far and 400 close contacts have been identified.

Of the seven cases discovered in Harju County over the last 24 hours, two are close contacts of someone infected with SARS-CoV-2 and the remaining five are still investigated.

10 people receiving treatment in hospital

As of Thursday morning 10 people are receiving treatment in hospital with noone needing ventilation.

There are an estimated 151 active cases in Estonia currently, a total of 2,325 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus since February.

There were no deaths reported, leaving the total at 64. The last death recorded was on August 24.

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.

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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste

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