Health Board: 829 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed, five deaths ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

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829 new coronavirus cases have been found of a total 5,781 tests taken - a rate of 14.3 percent - in Estonia over the past 24 hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet) announced. Five deaths were also registered since Sunday morning.

There were five deaths since Sunday morning: an 88-year old man, an 81-year old woman, a 79-year old woman, a 64-year old woman and a 55-year old woman.

According to data from the population registry, there were 471 cases diagnosed in Harju County, 329 of which were in Tallinn. 73 new cases were discovered in Ida-Viru County, 63 were diagnosed in Tartu County and 55 new cases were opened in Lääne-Viru County.

42 people from Pärnu County tested positive, 31 cases went to Võru County. Järva County saw 26 new cases added over the last 24 hours, 18 cases were discovered in Viljandi County. 14 cases went to Rapla County, ten to Jõgeva County, seven to Valga County and three to Põlva County. The counties of Lääne and Saare saw two cases each and one case was opened in Hiiu 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 763.07, data from the Health Board shows.

In total, 62,415 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, with 26,053 of them having already received their second dose.

The Health Board is currently monitoring more than 17,500 people in Estonia.

525 people receiving treatment in hospital, 41 in intensive care

As of Monday morning, 525 people are receiving treatment in hospital with 26 under assisted breathing. There are 41 patients in intensive care.

A total of 5,781 primary coronavirus tests were carried out over the past 24 hours, with 829 returning positive and 4,952 negative – a positive rate of 14.3 percent. There have been 895,355 tests conducted in total since the start of March, with 58,445 total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

45,352 people are considered to have recovered from the novel coronavirus in Estonia with 13,909 (30.7 percent) at least 28 days removed from their last positive test. 31,443 of the total recoveries are closed cases but have not yet had 28 days since their last positive test.

There were five deaths reported over the last 24 hours. In total, the coronavirus has claimed 540 lives in Estonia since March, according to the Health Board.

The 14-day average infection rate is 763.07 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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