As of Tuesday morning, 238 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 545 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There was one death.
There are 198 patients hospitalized in Estonia for a serious case of the coronavirus, of which 155 (78.3 percent) are unvaccinated and 43 (21.7 percent) are vaccinated. A total of 238 hospitalized patients have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, 40 are being treated for other illnesses. There are 29 patients in intensive care, 19 patients are under ventilators.
In total, 6,456 tests were analyzed with the positive test share at 8.4 percent. Of the 545 new cases, 344 (63.1 percent) were unvaccinated and 201 (36.9 percent) had finished the vaccination process.
Six positive samples are currently being sequenced for the Omicron variant, five are linked to South Africa and one to Dubai. Latvian public broadcaster LSM reported on Monday that the country has already confirmed two patients to have the new strain.
In total, 831,317 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, with 794,845 of them having already received their second dose.
4,825 vaccine doses were administered since Monday morning. There have been 198,770 booster doses administered in Estonia. 59.8 percent of the Estonian population have completed their vaccination process.
Estonia's rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days now stands at 544.55, data from the Health Board shows.
There was one death, involving a 79-year old man. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,826 people in Estonia.
How can the spread of coronavirus be stopped?
- The most efficient measure is keeping your distance.
- Wear a mask in crowded places.
- Closed, crowded spaces should be avoided if possible.
- Hands must be washed frequently with soap and warm water.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
- If you develop symptoms stay at home and contact a family doctor.
- Vaccinations against the coronavirus are widely available.
Editor: Kristjan Kallaste