Health Board: 1,069 new coronavirus cases diagnosed, four deaths

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A social distancing sign at the icerink in Tallinn's Old Town. Source: Helen Wright/ ERR

1,069 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed during the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Wednesday. The 14-day infection rate is now 814.99 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Four new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving an 84-year-old woman, two 70-year-old men, and a 67-year-old man. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 557 people in Estonia in total.

Of the new cases, 531 were recorded in Harju County and 375 were in Tallinn. 

There were 184 new cases in Ida-Viru County, 67 in Tartu County, 60 in Saare County, 50 in Pärnu County, 42 in Lääne-Viru County, 24 in Võru County and 22 in Viljandi County.

Nineteen cases were recorded in Rapla County, 16 in Järva County, 13 in Jõgeva County, 10 in Lääne County, eight in Valga and Põlva counties and three in Hiiu County. Twelve cases had no information in the population register.

The total number of tests analyzed was 5,926 and the positive share was 18 percent. The 14-day infection rate is now 814.99 per 100,000 inhabitants. 

There are 478 patients being treated in hospital and 35 new cases were opened overnight.

So far, 68,297 vaccinations have been administered across Estonia, with 28,218 of those being second 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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Editor: Helen Wright

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