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Health Board: 169 hospitalized patients, 548 new covid cases, four deaths

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

As of Friday morning, 169 patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 548 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. Of the hospitalized patients, 117 (69.2 percent) are unvaccinated and 52 (30.8 percent) are vaccinated.

In total, 6,658 tests were analyzed with the positive share at 8.2 percent. Of the new cases, 388 (70.1 percent) were unvaccinated and 160 (29.1 percent) had finished the vaccination cycle.

In total, 752,446 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, with 689,221 of them having already received their second dose. 4,117 vaccine doses were administered since Thursday morning.

Estonia's rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days now stands at 499.26, data from the Health Board shows.

There were four deaths, involving a 74-year old woman, an 83-year old man, an 84-year old woman and an 88-year old woman. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,343 people in Estonia in total.

169 people receiving treatment in hospital, 21 in intensive care

As of Friday morning, 169 people are receiving treatment in hospital with 14 under assisted breathing. There are 21 patients in intensive care.

A total of 6,658 primary coronavirus tests were carried out over the past 24 hours with 548 returning positive and 6,110 negative – a positive rate of 8.2 percent.

There have been 1,885,638 tests conducted in total since the start of March last year, with 152,429 total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

141,447 people are considered to have recovered from the novel coronavirus in Estonia with 46,204 (32.7 percent) at least 28 days removed from their last positive test. 95,423 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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