Health Board: 358 new coronavirus cases added, one death ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

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A social distancing sign in Tallinn.
A social distancing sign in Tallinn. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

One person died and 358 cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Friday morning. The 14-day infection rate is 424.24 per 100,000.

A 90-year-old woman died in the last day and a total of 142 people infected with the coronavirus have died in Estonia.

In total, 3,537 tests were analyzed which gives a positive share of 10.1 percent.

169 cases were recorded in Harju County, 135 in Ida-Viru County and 17 in Tartu.

Nine new cases were recorded in Lääne-Viru County, five in Jõgeva and four in Rapla. There were three cases in both Pärnu and Saare counties and two each in Viljandi and Põlva counties. One case each was added to Hiiu, Järva and Võru counties. Six cases had no information in the population register.

As of Friday morning, there are 271 patients in hospital, 17 more than on Thursday, and 16 people are using ventilators. Experts have previously said Estonia has space for 350-400 patients.

Since the start of the pandemic, 142 people in Estonia have died due to coronavirus.

Situation by region

The Health Board is currently monitoring over 27,200 individuals.

The northern regional department is monitoring over 16,200 people, of whom 2,834 have fallen ill.

The eastern regional department is monitoring over 6,200 people, of whom 1,477 have fallen ill.

There are over 3,900 people who are being monitored by the southern regional department, of whom 724 have fallen ill (the number of patients also includes those who are being monitored by the northern regional department).

There are over 940 people who are being monitored by the western regional department, of whom 185 have fallen 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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