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Coronavirus vaccination in progress. Source: Rene Kundla/ERR

Data from the Health Board suggests Estonia tested 4,589 people for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the last 24 hours, with tests of 583 or 12.7 percent of people coming back positive.

Population register data shows that Harju County got the most new cases at 330. Of these, 234 were registered in the capital Tallinn.

Ida-Viru County got 88, Tartu County 50, Saare County 25, Lääne-Viru County 24, Pärnu County 16, Valga County ten and Võru County nine new positives.

Jõgeva County experienced seven, Järve, Rapla and Põlva counties four, Viljandi County two and Lääne and Hiiu counties one new case each. Eight people who tested positive did not have a registered address in Estonia.

The case rate for the last 14-days now stands at 726.27, with initial positives making up 12.7 percent.

Hospitals opened 44 new COVID-19 cases and 507 people need to be treated in hospitals of whom 36 are in the ICU and 24 on respiratory support. Eleven people were discharged, five moved to non-COVID-19 wards and eight to other hospitals.

Seven people died over the last 24 hours, with total COVID-19 casualties now at 535.

Hositals have closed 3,228 cases involving 3,166 people.

As of February 20, a total of 45,233 people have recovered, with the cases of 31,404 people (69.4) percent closed and 13,829 (30.6 percent) having gone longer than 28 days without testing positive.

Estonia has administered over 889,574 tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus since relevant capacity was created in the spring of 2020. Initial positives amount to 57,616 (6.5 percent of all tests).

Estonia has vaccinated 61,904 people, while 26,053 people have received both doses of the vaccine.

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