Health Board: 1,204 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed

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A coronavirus advisory sign on a police car. Source: Siim Lõvi/ERR

1,204 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the last day - a new record high, the Health Board said on Friday. There were eight deaths.

852 cases were recorded in Harju County and 621 of those in Tallinn.

There were 96 cases in Ida-Viru County, 61 in Tartu County, 44 Lääne-Viru County, 29 in Pärnu County and 26 in Võru County.

Eighteen cases were recorded in Viljandi County, 15 each in Rapla and Saare counties, 13 in Järva County, 10 in Lääne County, four each in Jõgeva and Valga counties, two in Põlva County and one in Hiiu County. There were 14 cases with no information in the population register.

In total, 6,412 tests were analyzed giving a positive rate of 20 percent. The 14-day average is 887.75 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Fifty-six new cases were opened in hospitals across the country during the last day and on Friday morning 510 patients are receiving treatment.

Eight people died in the last day, taking the total to 575 since the pandemic began.

Three women died in the past 24 hours, aged 57, 80 and 89, while five men aged 68, 72, 74, 83 and 89 also died.

In total, 72,363 vaccines have been administered and 31,158 of those were second doses.

The last record high was 1,154 which was reported yesterday (February 25). There have been more than 1,000 cases on three days this week.

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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