Health Board: 165 hospitalized patients, 525 new covid cases, two deaths

A sanitizer station.
A sanitizer station. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

As of Wednesday morning, 165 patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 525 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. Of the hospitalized patients, 119 (72.1 percent) are unvaccinated and 46 (27.9 percent) are vaccinated.

In total, 6,071 tests were analyzed with the positive share at 8.6 percent. Of the new cases, 388 (73.9 percent) were unvaccinated and 137 (26.1 percent) had finished the vaccination cycle.

In total, 743,034 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, with 664,432 of them having already received their second dose. 4,145 vaccine doses were administered since Tuesday morning.

Estonia's rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days now stands at 422.28, data from the Health Board shows.

There were two deaths over the last 24 hours, involving an 81-year old woman and an 88-year old man. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,313 people in Estonia in total.

165 people receiving treatment in hospital, 14 in intensive care

As of Wednesday morning, 165 people are receiving treatment in hospital with nine under assisted breathing. There are 14 patients in intensive care.

A total of 6,071 primary coronavirus tests were carried out over the past 24 hours with 525 returning positive and 5,546 negative – a positive rate of 8.6 percent.

There have been 1,827,805 tests conducted in total since the start of March last year, with 147,881 total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

138,109 people are considered to have recovered from the novel coronavirus in Estonia with 45,404 (32.9 percent) at least 28 days removed from their last positive test. 92,705 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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