Health Board: 135 hospitalized patients, 346 new covid cases

Coronavirus vaccination in progress.
Coronavirus vaccination in progress. Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

As of Friday morning, 135 patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 346 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. Of the hospitalized patients, 109 (80.3 percent) are unvaccinated and 26 (19.7 percent) are vaccinated.

In total, 5,053 tests were analyzed with the positive share at 6.8 percent. Of the new cases, 260 (75.1 percent) were unvaccinated and 86 (24.9 percent) had finished the vaccination cycle.

In total, 730,532 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, with 635,684 of them having already received their second dose. 3,528 vaccine doses were administered since Thursday morning.

Estonia's rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days now stands at 353.66, data from the Health Board shows.

There was one death over the last 24 hours, involving a 71-year old woman. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,296 people in Estonia in total.

135 people receiving treatment in hospital, 15 in intensive care

As of Friday morning, 135 people are receiving treatment in hospital with 11 under assisted breathing. There are 15 patients in intensive care.

A total of 5,053 primary coronavirus tests were carried out over the past 24 hours with 346 returning positive and 4,707 negative – a positive rate of 6.8 percent.

There have been 1,767,881 tests conducted in total since the start of March, with 143,181 total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

134,687 people are considered to have recovered from the novel coronavirus in Estonia with 44,583 (33.1 percent) at least 28 days removed from their last positive test. 90,104 of the total recoveries are closed cases but have not yet had 28 days since their last positive test.

For more data visit koroonakaart, which offers detailed data in Estonian, English and Russian.

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.

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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste

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