Health Board: 131 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed over 24 hours ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

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Mask with the Rolling Stones logo. Source: Priit Mürk/ERR

131 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed in Estonia over the last 24 hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet) announced on Thursday. The new 14-day infection rate is now 91.65 per 100,000 inhabitants.

According to data from the population registry, 95 new cases were diagnosed in Harju County, eight cases went to Ida-Viru County, six to Tartu County and four to Pärnu County. Three cases each were discovered in Järva and Põlva County and Hiiu County saw two cases diagnosed over the last 24 hours. One case each was discovered in Võru, Rapla, Jõgeva and Viljandi counties.

Five cases did not have any information in the population registry, normally referring to the persons being foreigners.

The two-week average infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants is now 91.65

53 people receiving treatment in hospital, four under assisted breathing

As of Thursday morning, 53 people are receiving treatment in hospital with four under assisted breathing. There are four patients in intensive care.

There were 2,198 tests administered over the last 24 hours. There have been 271,257 tests conducted in total since the start of March, with 5,464 (2 percent) total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

4,032 people are considered to have recovered from the novel coronavirus in Estonia with 1,094 (27.1 percent) at least 28 days removed from their last positive test. 2,938 of the total recoveries are closed cases but have not yet had 28 days since their last positive test.

There were no deaths reported over the last 24 hours. In total, the coronavirus has claimed 73 lives in Estonia since March, according to the Health Board.

The 14-day average infection rate is 91.65 per 100,000 inhabitants.  

For more data visit koroonakaart, which offers detailed data in Estonian, English and Russian.

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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