Coronavirus round-up: May 24-30

The vaccination center at Mustamäe's Kaja Culture Center.
The vaccination center at Mustamäe's Kaja Culture Center. Source: Priit Mürk/ERR

There were 876 cases of coronavirus diagnosed last week across Estonia, a fall of 40 percent compared to the week before, and 11 deaths, the lowest since December.

ERR News has rounded up the most important news and data about the coronavirus in Estonia from the last week and put it in one place.

This round-up is usually published on Monday or Tuesday, because the results for Sunday of the previous week are released on Monday morning, only making it possible to analyze the previous week's results after the data has been reported.

You can find the following graphs below:

  • The total number of new cases diagnosed by week;
  • New cases by day for May 24-30;
  • New cases by county by week;
  • New cases compared with deaths and hospital releases;
  • Total number of positive and negative tests by week;
  • Deaths of covid-positive patients by week;
  • Number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered in Estonia by week.

The data has been taken from the Health Board and Koroonakaart.

In the graphs below, you can add or take away data from the graphs by clicking on the colored dots below. The data points are (mostly) dated with each Monday's date. 

By week: There were 876 cases diagnosed last week compared to 1,465 the week before, a fall of 40 percent. The last time there were fewer than 1,000 cases in a single week was at the end of October.

The 14-day infection rate was 163.8 per 100,000 inhabitants on Monday (June 1).

By day: The highest number of cases on a single day was 185 and the lowest was 59. There were two days with fewer than 100 cases.

There were 11 deaths and the highest on a single day was three. The last time there were 11 deaths in a single week was the middle of November.

By county: Cases fell in all counties and there were significant drops in Harju, Ida-Viru, Tartu and Lääne counties. The majority of counties recorded fewer than 50 cases last week. Some counties are no longer seeing new positive cases every day.

Harju County's cases fell from 572 to 362, Ida-Viru County's from 333 to 216, Tartu County's from 148 to 61, Pärnu County's from 107 to 52 and Lääne-Viru County's from 42 to nine.

Võru and Saare counties' cases stayed the same at 24 and 10, respectively.

In the graph below, you can add or take away data from the graph by clicking on the colored dots. 

Hospital releases: 124 people were released from hospital last week - the lowest since mid-December, compared to 170 the week before.

On Tuesday, 127 people were being treated in hospitals across Estonia. The rate of admitted patients is falling and hospitals are starting to shut their coronavirus wards.

Positive and negative tests by week: There were 876 positive tests last week and 26,357 negatives which gives a total of 27,232, fewer than in previous weeks.

The average positive share per day has fallen to 3.12 percent from 4.27 percent the week before.

Deaths: There were 11 deaths last week, compared to 18 the week before. This is the lowest since December 2020.

The total number of people who have died after being diagnosed with coronavirus in Estonia is 1,258, as of Tuesday (June 1).

Vaccinations: In total, 33,077 people were vaccinated with a first dose last week, data from the Health Board shows. In total, 62,629 first and second doses were administered.

At the time of publication (June 1), 473,003 people had received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Vaccinations by sex, county and age: At the time of publication, the majority of counties have a vaccination rate of over 50 percent and several are over 55 percent.

As always, Hiiu County still has the highest coverage rate of over 62 percent. Harju and Ida-Viru counties still have the lowest rates at 41 percent and 29 percent.

As of Wednesday, 270,263 women and 200,004 men had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Vaccine coverage is now more than 69 percent for people over 70 and 60 percent for people over 80.

How can we stop coronavirus?

  • Stay at home if you have fallen ill;
  • Stay at least two meters away from other people;
  • Wear a mask in crowded places;
  • Wash your hands diligently;
  • Download the HOIA app onto your smartphone;
  • Get your information from reliable sources, such as kriis.ee, the Health Board or contact the free 1247 helpline.

Download HOIA

Estonia's coronavirus exposure notification app HOIA 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.

Note to readers

Feedback is welcome, as are suggestions for data we can show or stories we can tell. Email: helen.wright@err.ee

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Editor: Helen Wright

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