Health Board: 673 new cases of coronavirus, 10 deaths ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

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A hand sanitizer station in a gym. Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

Ten people infected with coronavirus died and 673 new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed across Estonia in the last day, the Health Board said on Thursday.

Ten new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 95-year-old woman, a 94-year-old man, a 92-year-old woman, an 89-year-old man, an 88-year-old woman, an 86 year-old woman, two 79-year-old men, a 65-year-old woman, and a 64-year-old man.

As of Thursday, 443 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Estonia.

288 new cases were diagnosed in Harju County and 214 of those were in Tallinn. 

There were 107 cases in Pärnu County, 84 in Ida-Viru County, 50 in Tartu County, 22 each in Jõgeva and Viljandi counties, 19 in Saare County, 16 each in Järva and Lääne-Viru County. 

12 new cases were recorded in Võru County, 11 in Rapla County, eight in Valga County, four in Lääne County, three in Hiiumaa and two in Põlva County. Nine cases had no information in the population register. 

In total, 5,167 tests were analyzed which gives a positive share of 13 percent. The 14-day infection rate is 536.3 per 100,000 people.

Forty-nine new COVID-19 cases were opened in hospitals during the day, and 413 patients are being treated in hospital.

The Health Board is monitoring over 19,000 people.

In total, 31,864 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 14,330 people have received two doses

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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