Health Board: 787 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths

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Coronavirus testing starts at Tallinn Airport. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

Ten people who had tested positive for coronavirus died and 787 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed during the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Saturday.

Ten new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 93-year-old woman, two 90-year-old men, an 85-year-old woman, an 83-year-old man, an 83-year-old woman, an 81-year-old man, an 80-year-old man, a 76-year-old woman, and a 64-year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 528 people in Estonia in total.

There were 435 cases in Harju County and 317 of those were in Tallinn.

There were 60 new cases in Tartu County, 52 in Ida-Viru County, 51 in Pärnu County, 49 in Saare County, 26 in Järva County, 19 in Lääne-Viru County, 16 in Viljandi County, 14 each in Jõgeva and Põlva counties, 13 in Võru County and 11 in Rapla County.

Additionally, eight cases were recorded in Lääne County, three in Valga County and two in Hiiu County. There were 14 cases with no information in the population register.

In total, 5,699 tests were analyzed and the positive share was 13.8 percent. The 14-day infection rate is now 714.01 per 100,000 inhabitants.

493 people are being treated in hospital and 59 new cases were opened.

So far, 61,316 people have received a coronavirus vaccine, and, of those 25,831 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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