A total of 6,222 tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus were analyzed in the last 24 hours of which 1,201 or 19.3 percent were initial positives.
Data from the population register suggests Harju County saw the most new cases at 747 of which 567 in Tallinn.
Ida-Viru County got 143, Tartu County 67, Lääne-Viru County 55, Saare County 40, Võru County 33, Pärnu County 21 and Järva County 20 new cases. Viljandi County added 17, Valga County 14 and Rapla, Põlva and Jõgeva counties nine new cases each. Lääne County and Hiiu County got two new cases each. Thirteen people who tested positive did not have a registered address in Estonia.
The case rate per 100,000 for the last 14 days now stands at 988.88, with initial positives making up 15.4 percent of all tests.
Hospitals are treating 523 COVID-19 patients of whom 42 are in the ICU and 27 on respiratory support.
Hospitals opened 42 new COVID-19 treatment cases, 13 people were discharged, eight transferred to non-Covid wards and four to other hospitals.
Hospitals have closed a total of 3,520 COVID-19 cases involving 3,455 people.
As of February 28, 49,908 people have recovered, with the cases of 34,958 people (70 percent) closed and 14,950 (30 percent) having gone 28 days since testing positive.
Estonia has administered a total of 934,680 tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus since corresponding capacity was created in the spring of 2020. Initial positive results total over 65,600 (7 percent of all tests).
Estonia has vaccinated 78,576 people, while 33,927 people have received both doses.
Editor: Marcus Turovski