Health Board: 632 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths
Ten people with coronavirus died and 632 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the Health Board said on Thursday.
Ten people infected with coronavirus died in the last day, three women aged 98, 88, 84 and 78 and six men aged 90, 84, 81, 74, 70 and 62. In total, 311 people have died after contracting coronavirus.
280 new cases were recorded in Harju County with 232 of these in Tallinn.
There were 131 new cases reported in Ida-Viru County, 56 in Tartu County, 40 in Pärnu County, 23 in Valga County, 18 in Viljandi County, 14 in Jõgeva County and 13 in Lääne-Viru County.
Nine cases each were recorded in Rapla and Saare counties, seven each in Võru and Järva counties, four in Lääne County and three each in Hiiu and Põlva counties. Fifteen cases had no information in the population register.
In total, 5,884 tests were analyzed giving a positive share of 10.7 percent.
The 14-day infection rate is 574.28 per 100,000.
As of Thursday morning, 386 patients are being treated in hospital for COVID-19. Forty-five of those patients require intensive care, with twenty-seven patients on a ventilator.
Thirty-four new COVID-19 cases were opened in total. Twenty-three patients were discharged from hospital, 18 individuals were transferred to a non-COVID-19 unit, and a further two patients were transferred to another hospital.
So far, 14,879 vaccinations against COVID-19 have been administered in Estonia.
The Health Board is monitoring over 23,100 people across the country.
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.
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