Health Board: 20 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed in past 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

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Social distancing sign in Tallinn's Politseipark.
Social distancing sign in Tallinn's Politseipark. Source: Helen Wright / ERR

Twenty new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Tuesday. The 14-day average has risen to 14.7 per 100,000.

Eleven infections were recorded in Harju County, two in Saare County and four in Ida-Viru County. There were also one each in Jõgeva and Lääne-Viru counties.

In total 2,235 test were analyzed, the second-highest amount in a single day.

Nine people are being treated in hospital and there were no deaths in the last 24 hours.

The total number of cases diagnosed in Estonia is now 2,394 and the total number of tests carried out since February is 150,354. The estimated number of active cases is 195. 

Three of the 11 new cases in Harju County are footballers

Five of the eleven cases in Harju County are of local origin and have been spready by close contacts of an infected person.

Three cases are Nõmme Kalju football club players. The players were tested yesterday on the initiative of the Estonian Football Association (EJL). Mihkel Uiboleht, a member of the EJL's crisis committee, said they are taking the prevention of the virus very seriously. 

More than 400 people, 71 of whom are ill, are being monitored by the Northern Regional Department of the Health Board.

The two new cases in Saare County began with close contact with a family member living outside Saaremaa.

Four cases of Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru counties are related to close contacts and the circumstances are being clarified in one case. 

There are four coronavirus outbreaks in Ida-Viru County: the Estonia mine (54 cases), Jõhvi Kelder (15 cases), Ojamaa mine (8 cases) and the so-called United Kingdom outbreak, which currently has 12 associated cases. 

The outbreak began after relatives living in the UK visited Estonia. The last six cases considered in the UK outbreak are related to the visit to Sonda kõrts pub on August 21. 

There are more than 750 people under the supervision of the Eastern Regional Department of the Health Board, of whom 98 are ill.

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How can the spread of coronavirus be stopped?

  • The most efficient measure is keeping your distance.
  • In crowded places and especially indoors where it is not possible to keep your distance from other people, it is advisable to wear a mask.
  • Closed, crowded spaces should be avoided if possible.
  • Hands must be washed frequently with soap and warm water.
  • When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissue.
  • Anyone who becomes ill should stay at home, even if their symptoms are mild.
  • People who develop any symptoms should contact their family physician.
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Editor: Helen Wright

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