Health Board: 1,467 new coronavirus cases diagnosed, 10 deaths

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1,467 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed during the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Wednesday. There were 10 deaths.

813 new cases were diagnosed in Harju County and 603 of those were in Tallinn.

178 cases were reported in Ida-Viru County, 97 in Tartu County, 72 in Saare County, 62 in Lääne-Viru County, 46 in Pärnu County, 39 in Viljandi County and 30 in Lääne County. 

There were 21 new cases in Võru County, 19 in Rapla County, 17 in Järva County, 14 each in Hiiu and Jõgeva counties, 13 in Põlva County and 10 in Valga County. Additionally, there were 22 cases with no information in the population regsiter.

In total, 8,299 tests were analyzed giving a positive share of 17.7 percent. The 14-day infection rate is 1121.5 percent per 100,000 inhabitants.

There were 555 patients being treated in hospital on Wednesday morning and 74 new patients were admitted.  

Ten new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 92-year-old man, an 86 year-old woman, an 83-year-old man, an 82-year-old man, an 80-year-old woman, a 78-year-old woman, a 77-year-old woman, a 66-year-old man, and a 63-year-old man. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 615 people in Estonia in total.

So far, 84,179 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia and 37,369 people have received two doses. Yesterday, 5,280 vaccinations were administered.

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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Editor: Helen Wright

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