Health Board: 962 new cases of coronavirus, 13 deaths

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Signs advising people to wear masks on public transport in Tallinn. Source: Ellina Katšan

Thirteen people died after being diagnosed with coronavirus and 962 new cases were reported during the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Tuesday. The 14-day average is now 794.67 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Thirteen new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 91-year-old man, a 90-year-old man, an 87-year-old woman, an 86 year-old man, an 82-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, a 75-year-old man, a 72-year-old man, a 71-year-old man, a 70-year-old woman, a 64-year-old woman, a 62-year-old woman, and a 60-year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 553 people in Estonia in total.

Of the new cases, 637 were recorded in Harju County with 471 of those in Tallinn.

There were 70 in Ida-Viru County, 49 in Tartu County, 41 in Lääne-Viru County, 40 in Saare County, 28 in Pärnu County and 20 in Rapla County.

Fifteen new cases were reported in Viljandi County, 14 in Järva County, 10 in Võru County, eight in Lääne County, three each in Jõgeva, Põlva and Valga counties and one in Hiiu County. There were 20 cases with no information in the population register.

In total, 6,551 tests were analyzed giving a positive share of 14.7 percent. The 14-day average is now 794.67 per 100,000 inhabitants.  

There are 493 patients with coronavirus being treated in hospital and 56 new cases were opened in the last day. Yesterday, 540 people were being treated in hospitals across the country.

In total, 64,508 people have been vaccinated and of those 27,277 people have received a second dose.

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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