Health Board: 36 new cases of coronavirus recorded in last 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

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Hand sanitizer at Narva Castle.
Hand sanitizer at Narva Castle. Source: Helen Wright / ERR

Thirty-six new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed across Estonia in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Tuesday. Ten people were admitted to hospital.

Fifteen new cases were recorded in Ida-Viru county, 10 in Harju County and one each in Tartu, Võru and Järva counties. In the last 24 hours, 2,862 tests were carried out. 

The 14-day average per 100,000 people is 31.08 across Estonia. In Tallinn, it is 32.77 and 98.36 in Ida-Viru County.

Ten people were admitted to hospital in the last day, taking the total of those receiving hospital treatment to 32.

In total, 2,976 cases have been diagnosed in Estonia since February and there are estimated to be 413 active cases in the country currently.

To see more data visit koroonakaart.

Northern region: In total 1,844 people are monitored by the Northern Regional Department of the Health Board, of these, 211 have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

One of the 14 new cases from Harju County (10 of which were from Tallinn) which were added in the past 24 hours was brought in from Poland, and four individuals who tested positive were close contacts of previous cases. The circumstances surrounding the remaining cases are still being investigated. 

The department is monitoring four active outbreaks. The outbreak known as the Kadriorg birthday party outbreak involves 26 cases, the Tallinn Männi kindergarten outbreak involves 10 cases, and the outbreak at a workplace involves a further six cases. As of this morning, the Läänemere Gymnasium outbreak involves 17 cases. 

Eastern region: The Eastern Regional Department is monitoring 784 people, of whom 148 are ill.

Ten of the 15 new cases from Ida-Viru County were close contacts of individuals who had already fallen ill. The circumstances surrounding the remaining one case are still being investigated.

There are four active outbreaks in the regional. Seven cases are connected to the Kohtla-Järve workplace outbreak and 11 cases to the Sillamäe workplace outbreak. As of this morning, the outbreak within a circle of acquaintances involves 29 individuals, and the Tammiku Basic School outbreak involves 11 cases.

Southern region: 157 people are being monitored for coronavirus, 36 of whom are ill.

The new case from Võru County is an employee of the city of Võru's local government authority.

The new case from Tartu County is an individual who works at a kindergarten. In both cases, the origins of the infection are still being investigated.

As of this morning, there are three outbreaks in total in the southern region, including one which resulted following a birthday party in Võru (involving 22 individuals), plus the Italian trip outbreak (involving nine individuals), and the funeral outbreak (involving 11 individuals).

Western region:  The Health Board is monitoring 87 people, eight of whom are ill.

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 here.

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Editor: Helen Wright

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