Health Board: 248 hospitalized patients, 954 new cases, four deaths

A social distancing sticker on a door at Viru Keskus in Tallinn.
A social distancing sticker on a door at Viru Keskus in Tallinn. Source: Helen Wright / ERR

As of Friday morning, 248 patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 954 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. Of the hospitalized patients, 167 (67.3 percent) are unvaccinated and 81 (32.7 percent) are vaccinated.

In total, 7,058 tests were analyzed with the positive share at 13.5 percent. Of the new cases, 607 (63.6 percent) were unvaccinated and 347 (36.4 percent) had finished the vaccination cycle.

In total, 763,799 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, with 715,644 of them having already received their second dose. 1,939 vaccine doses were administered since Thursday morning.

Estonia's rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days now stands at 775.63, data from the Health Board shows.

There were four deaths, involving a 70-year old man, an 82-year old man, an 83-year old woman and a 93-year old woman. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,391 people in Estonia in total.

242 people receiving treatment in hospital, 24 in intensive care

As of Friday morning, 248 people are receiving treatment in hospital with 18 under assisted breathing. There are 26 patients in intensive care.

A total of 7,058 primary coronavirus tests were carried out over the past 24 hours with 954 returning positive and 6,104 negative – a positive rate of 13.5 percent.

There have been 1,965,493 tests conducted in total since the start of March last year, with 162,735 total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

148,197 people are considered to have recovered from the novel coronavirus in Estonia with 47,601 (32.1 percent) at least 28 days removed from their last positive test. 100,596 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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