Health Board: 1,028 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed

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Coronavirus testing point signage. Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

1,028 new coronavirus cases have been found of a total 4,900 tests taken - a rate of 21 percent - in Estonia over the past 24 hours, the Health Board announced. 40 patients were hospitalized since Sunday morning.

Nine new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving an 94-year old woman, a 92-year old man, a 91-year old man, an 87-year old woman, an 85-year old woman, a 79-year old woman, a 76-year old man, a 75-year old woman and a 64-year old man.

According to data from the population registry, there were 678 cases diagnosed in Harju County with 491 of those discovered in Tallinn.

96 cases were found in Ida-Viru County with another 88 discovered in Lääne-Viru County. Tartu County saw 50 cases over the last 24 hours, 27 new cases were opened in Pärnu County. Rapla County had 13 new cases, 12 cases were diagnosed in Lääne County, 11 in Võru County.

Eight cases were diagnosed in Saare County, seven in Valga County and six in Põlva County. Five cases each were discovered among people living in Jõgeva, Järva and Viljandi counties and two were found in Hiiu County.

There was no information in the population registry for 15 of the cases diagnosed.

Estonia's rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days has exceeded the thousand-mark, now standing at 1035.01, data from the Health Board shows.

In total, 78,759 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, with 34,050 of them having received their second dose.

563 people receiving treatment in hospital, 44 in intensive care

As of Monday morning, 563 people are receiving treatment in hospital, 40 more than on Sunday. 24 patients are under assisted breathing and there are 44 patients in intensive care.

A total of 4,900 primary coronavirus tests were carried out over the past 24 hours, with 1,028 returning positive and 3,872 negative – a positive rate of 21 percent. There have been 939,581 tests conducted in total since the start of March, with 66,628 total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

50,103 people are considered to have recovered from the novel coronavirus in Estonia with 15,061 (30.1 percent) at least 28 days removed from their last positive test. 35,042 of the total recoveries are closed cases but have not yet had 28 days since their last positive test.

There were nine deaths reported over the last 24 hours. In total, the coronavirus has claimed 598 lives in Estonia since March, according to the Health Board.

The 14-day average infection rate is 1,035.01 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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