Day brings 370 new coronavirus cases

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COVID-19 prevention instructions in the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn. Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

The Health Board reports that 2,498 COVID-19 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours of which 370 or 14.8 percent were positive.

Data from the population register suggests Harju County saw the most new cases at 226 of which 183 in the capital Tallinn.

Ida-Viru County got 57, Lääne-Viru County 16, Pärnu County 15 and Tartu and Võru Counties 11 cases each.

Hiiu and Rapla counties saw five and Järva, Viljandi and Valga counties four cases each. Three new cases were diagnosed in Lääne County, with Saare, Põlva and Jõgeva counties seeing one new case. Six people who tested positive did not have a registered place of residence in Estonia.

The case rate per 100,000 people of the last 14 days is 552.08, with the relative importance of initial positives in all tests at 10.7 percent.

As of Sunday morning, 420 people with COVID-19 are being treated in hospitals, with 42 people in intensive care units and 25 on respiratory assist.

Health Board monitoring over 27,000 people

Health Board North is monitoring over 16,800 people, including 4,330 infected.

The board's eastern arm is keeping tabs on over 5,500 people among them 1,609 patients.

Health Board South is monitoring over 2,600 people and 705 patients, while the agency's western branch is staying on top of some 1,700 people, including 442 infected.

Three people died in the last 24 hours, putting total COVID-19 casualties in Estonia at 207.

Hospitals have closed 1,291 COVID-19 cases involving 1,267 people.

By December 27, a total of 15,822 people have recovered from COVID-19, with the cases of 11,835 people (74.8 percent) closed and 3,987 people (25.2 percent) having gone over 28 days without testing positive.

Over 613,700 total initial tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been carried out in Estonia since spring. Initial positivies amount to 25,392 (4.1 percent of all tests).

More statistics on the coronavirus is available here.

Download HOIA

You can 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.

Data from the Healthcare and Welfare Information Systems Center (TEHIK) suggests that the application has been downloaded 241,966 times. People have used HOIA to report having been diagnosed with COVID-19 a total of 2,008 times, includig 608 currently active cases.

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: Marcus Turovski

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