Day brings 543 new cases

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Coronavirus testing point signage. Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

Estonia analyzed a total of 6,650 tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the last 24 hours of which 543 or 8.1 percent were positive.

Population register data suggests most new cases were diagnosed in Harju County at 280 of which 228 in the capital Tallinn.

Ida-Viru County got 83, Pärnu County 41, Tartu County 27, Lääne-Viru County 19, Rapla and Valga counties 14 and Järva County ten new positives. Võru County registered nine, Jõgeva County eight, Põlva County seven, Viljandi County six, Saare County five and Hiiu and Lääne counties one case each. People who tested positive but did not have a permanent address in Estonia numbered 18.

The 14-day case rate per 100,000 people is 613.7, with initial positives making up 11.8 percent of all tests.

Estonia has administered a total of more than 1,231,295 coronavirus tests since the spring of 2020. Initial positives total 117,554 or 9.5 percent of all tests.

Hospitalization up slightly

Hospitals opened 46 new COVID-19 treatment cases and a total of 460 patients are hospitalized. Intensive care is required in the case of 54 patients 40 of whom need respiratory assistance.

In all, 6.7 percent of Covid patients have required hospital treatment.

The average age of hospitalized Covid patients is 69, with 358 people (78 percent) hospitalized over 60 years of age.

A total of 101,879 people had recovered from the coronavirus by Sunday morning.

The last 24 hours saw ten people with COVID-19 die.

Vaccination continues

The day saw 2,065 doses of vaccine administered. A total of 287,298 people have been inoculated in Estonia and 84,964 have received both doses.

Vaccination coverage in the 70+ age group is 56 percent, with Hiiu, Jõgeva, Järva, Lääne, Lääne-Viru, Põlva, Pärnu, Rapla, Saare, Tartu, Viljandi and Võru counties having vaccinated over 60 percent of people over 70.

European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) data suggests 20.4 percent of the adult population has received at least one shot of vaccine in the European Union. Estonia has vaccinated 25 percent of the adult population, which is good enough for fourth place in the EU after Hungary, Malta and Finland.

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Editor: Marcus Turovski

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