Health Board: 26 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed in last 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Coronavirus testing starts at Tallinn Airport.
Coronavirus testing starts at Tallinn Airport. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

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

Of the new cases, 18 were recorded in Harju County, two in Ida-Viru County and one each in Lääne-Viru, Tartu and Võru counties. In total, 2,276 tests were analyzed.

The 14-day average is 16 per 100,000 inhabitants, meaning Estonia has reached the threshold for traveling without restrictions in the European Union.

Two people were admitted to hospital during the last day and in total 10 people are receiving treatment in hospital. No deaths were registered so the total stays at 64.

The total number of cases diagnosed in Estonia is 2,441.

Nearly 1,300 people are being monitored by the Health Board

Of the 18 new cases added to Harju County, six caught the virus from close contacts. In the other 12 cases, the circumstances are being clarified.

The person in the population registered with a Lääne-Viru County address actually lives in Harju County so the case was transferred to the northern department of the Health Board.

There are three active outbreaks under the supervision of the Northern Regional Department of the Health Board. Eight cases and a sauna party outbreak are related to Ülemiste City. Six people have fallen ill in connection with Nõmme Kalju football team.

In total, there are more than 500 people under the surveillance of the North Regional Department of the Health Board due to the spread of the coronavirus, of whom 102 are ill.

The Eastern Regional Department of the Health Board is monitoring 770 people, 105 of whom are ill. 

There are a total of five active outbreaks related to Jõhvri Kelder, the Estonia mine, the Ojamaa mine, Viru Prison and close contacts of someone who visited from the UK.

To see more data visit koroonakaart.

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.

Download 'HOIA'

You can also download Estonia's coronavirus exposure notification app 'HOIA' which will alert you if you have been in close contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.

The free app can be downloaded at the Google Play Store or App Store. Read ERR News' feature about the app. So far it has been downloaded by more than 50,000 people.

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