Health Board: Record 1,154 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed

Coronavirus vaccine in progress.
Coronavirus vaccine in progress. Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

1,154 new coronavirus cases have been found of a total 4,939 tests taken - a rate of 23.4 percent - in Estonia over the past 24 hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet) announced. Ten deaths were also registered.

According to data from the population registry, there were 672 cases diagnosed in Harju County, 511 of which were in Tallinn. 177 cases were diagnosed in Ida-Viru County, 57 went to Tartu County and 55 new cases were opened in Lääne-Viru County.

49 people from Saare County tested positive, 28 cases went to Pärnu County. Võru County saw 26 new cases added over the last 24 hours, 19 cases were discovered in Valga County. 17 cases went to Rapla County, 14 each to Jõgeva and Põlva counties, eight to Lääne County and seven to Järva County. Viljandi County saw five new cases over the last 24 hours and Hiiu County had one case.

There was no information in the population registry for five of the cases diagnosed.

Estonia's new rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days now stands at 850.81, data from the Health Board shows.

In total, 68,629 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, with 28,351 of them having already received their second dose.

504 people receiving treatment in hospital, 41 in intensive care

As of Thursday morning, 504 people are receiving treatment in hospital with 26 under assisted breathing. There are 41 patients in intensive care.

A total of 4,939 primary coronavirus tests were carried out over the past 24 hours, with 1,154 returning positive and 3,785 negative – a positive rate of 24.3 percent. There have been 912,636 tests conducted in total since the start of March, with 61,627 total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

47,460 people are considered to have recovered from the novel coronavirus in Estonia with 14,586 (30.7 percent) at least 28 days removed from their last positive test. 32,874 of the total recoveries are closed cases but have not yet had 28 days since their last positive test.

There were ten deaths reported over the last 24 hours. In total, the coronavirus has claimed 567 lives in Estonia since March, according to the Health Board.

The 14-day average infection rate is 850.81 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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