Health Board: 230 hospitalized patients, 1,046 new cases, four deaths

Doctors were the first to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in Tallinn on December 27.
Doctors were the first to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in Tallinn on December 27. Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

As of Wednesday morning, 230 patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 1,046 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. Of the hospitalized patients, 163 (70.9 percent) are unvaccinated and 67 (29.1 percent) are vaccinated.

In total, 6,835 tests were analyzed with the positive share at 15.3 percent. Of the new cases, 714 (68.2 percent) were unvaccinated and 332 (31.8 percent) had finished the vaccination cycle.

In total, 762,305 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, with 712,718 of them having already received their second dose. 2,201 vaccine doses were administered since Tuesday morning.

Estonia's rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days now stands at 717.85, data from the Health Board shows.

There were four deaths, involving a 67-year old man, a 71-year old man, an 85-year old woman and an 87-year old man. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,383 people in Estonia in total.

230 people receiving treatment in hospital, 22 in intensive care

As of Wednesday morning, 230 people are receiving treatment in hospital with 13 under assisted breathing. There are 22 patients in intensive care.

A total of 6,835 primary coronavirus tests were carried out over the past 24 hours with 1,046 returning positive and 5,789 negative – a positive rate of 15.3 percent. The last time the daily new case number exceeded 1,000 was on March 30.

There have been 1,952,050 tests conducted in total since the start of March last year, with 160,832 total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

146,876 people are considered to have recovered from the novel coronavirus in Estonia with 47,360 (32.2 percent) at least 28 days removed from their last positive test. 99,516 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?

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  • Closed, crowded spaces should be avoided if possible.
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