Health Board: 333 new coronavirus cases diagnosed
333 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed during the last day, the Health Board (Terviseamet) said on Saturday.
192 new cases were recorded in Harju County and 139 of those in Tallinn.
Thirty-seven cases were reported in Ida-Viru County, 23 in Viljandi County, 15 each in Tartu and Rapla counties, 11 each in Lääne and Viru counties and 10 in Lääne County.
There were eight cases in Pärnu County, four in Valga County, three in Võru County, two each in Järva and Jõgeva counties and one in Saare County. There were no cases in Põlva and Hiiu counties and 10 cases had no information in the population register.
In total, 5,181 tests were analyzed and 6.4 percent were positive. The 14-day infection rate is now 607.6 per 100,000 inhabitants.
447 patients are being treated in hospital and 37 new cases were opened during the last 24 hours. The average age of a patient is 69 and the majority of patients, 355 (79 percent), are over 60 years old.
Twelve new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 61-year-old man, a 64-year-old woman, a 66-year-old woman, a 72-year-old man, a 74-year-old woman, a 76-year-old woman, an 80-year-old woman, an 81-year-old woman, an 83-year-old woman, two 85-year-old women, and a 97-year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,082 people in Estonia in total.
There were 12 deaths and the number of people who have died after being diagnosed with coronavirus in Estonia is now 1,082.
11,533 vaccinations were administered yesterday. So far, 285,973 people have received the first dose and 84,224 people have also received the second dose.
So far, 56 percent of people over 70 have been vaccinated and this rises to over 60 percent in Hiiu, Lääne, Tartu, Järva, Rapla, Põlva, Viljandi, Võru, Jõgeva 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.
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