Health Board: 1,113 new coronavirus cases diagnosed, seven deaths

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Doctors monitoring coronavirus patients at the North Estonia Medical Center in Talllinn. Source: North Estonia Medical Center.

1,113 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed during the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Tuesday. There were seven deaths.

Seven new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 91-year-old woman, an 88-year-old man, an 85-year-old woman, an 82-year-old man, a 75-year-old woman, a 63-year-old man, and a 61-year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 605 people in Estonia in total.

799 positive cases were registered in Harju County and 621 of those were in Tallinn. 

There were 51 new cases in Ida-Viru County, 49 in Saare County, 42 in Tartu County, 33 in Lääne-Viru County, 25 in Viljandi County, 22 in Rapla County, 20 each in Järva and Lääne counties. 

There were 11 new cases in Pärnu County, nine in Jõgeva County, 6 each in Valga and Võru counties, three in Hiiu County and two in Põlva County. There were 15 tests with no information in the population register.

In total, 6,566 tests were analyzed and the positive share was 17 percent. The 14-day infection rate is 1,072.3 per 100,000 inhabitants.

565 people are being treated in hospitals and 82 new cases were opened in the last day.

So far, 81,209 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, and of those 35,067 people have received two doses. 3,477 doses were administered in the last day and 116,276 vaccine doses have been administered overall.

This is the seventh day in a row there have been more than 1,000 cases reported.

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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