Health Board: 952 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed, four deaths ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

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A sign asking customers to please wear a mask in Tallinn's Viru Keskus shopping center. Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

952 new coronavirus cases have been found of a total 6,380 tests taken - a rate of 14.9 percent - in Estonia over the past 24 hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet) announced. Four deaths were also registered since Thursday morning.

According to data from the population registry, there were 444 cases diagnosed in Harju County, 304 of which were in Tallinn. 136 new cases were discovered in Ida-Viru County, 79 went to Saare County and 74 new cases were diagnosed in Tartu County.

58 new cases were found in Pärnu County, 36 in Lääne-Viru County and 32 in Võru County. 21 people tested positive in Viljandi County and 13 cases each went to Valga, Rapla and Järva counties. Eight new cases were diagnosed in Jõgeva County, seven in Põlva County, five in Hiiu County and two cases were opened in Lääne County.

There was no information in the population registry for 11 of the cases diagnosed.

Estonia's new rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days now stands at 698.96, the Health Board says.

In total, 57,543 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, with 24,827 of them having already received their second dose.

508 people receiving treatment in hospital, 37 in intensive care

As of Friday morning, 508 people are receiving treatment in hospital with eight under assisted breathing. There are 37 patients in intensive care.

A total of 6,380 primary coronavirus tests were carried out over the past 24 hours, with 952 returning positive and 5,328 negative – a positive rate of 14.9 percent. There have been 879,288 tests conducted in total since the start of March, with 56,246 total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

44,248 people are considered to have recovered from the novel coronavirus in Estonia with 13,492 (30.5 percent) at least 28 days removed from their last positive test. 30,756 of the total recoveries are closed cases but have not yet had 28 days since their last positive test.

There were four deaths reported over the last 24 hours. In total, the coronavirus has claimed 518 lives in Estonia since March, according to the Health Board.

The 14-day average infection rate is 698.96 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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