Health Board: 638 coronavirus cases diagnosed, 12 deaths

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AstraZeneca vaccination. Source: Priit Mürk/ERR

638 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed during the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Tuesday.

382 new cases were recorded in Harju County and 302 of those in Tallinn.

Seventy-one cases were diagnosed in Ida-Viru County, 24 in Rapla County, 23 each in Tartu and Viljandi counties, 21 in Pärnu County and 20 in Lääne-Viru County.

Nine cases each were confirmed in Saare and Lääne counties, seven in Võru County, six each in Jõgeva and Järva counties, five in Hiiu County, four in Valga County and two in Põlva county. There were twenty-six cases with no information in the population register.

In total, 5,598 tests were analyzed and 11.4 percent were positive. The 14-day infection rate is now 727.5 per 100,000 inhabitants.

558 patients are being treated in hospital and 50 new cases were opened during the last 24 hours.

Twelve new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 55-year-old man, a 58-year-old man, a 68-year-old man, a 72-year-old man, a 73-year-old man, a 76-year-old man, a 78-year-old man, two 79-year-old women, an 81-year-old man, an 83-year-old man, and a 101-year-old woman.

The number of people who have died after being diagnosed with coronavirus in Estonia is now 1,049.

1,920 vaccinations were administered yesterday. So far, 260,797 people have received the first dose and 75,265 people have also received the second dose.

So far, 51 percent of people over 70 have been vaccinated and this rises to over 60 percent in Hiiu, Lääne, Tartu, Järva, Rapla and Saare counties.

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.

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Editor: Helen Wright

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