As of Thursday morning, 241 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and a record 2,438 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were four deaths.
There are 181 patients hospitalized in Estonia for a serious case of the coronavirus, of which 143 (79 percent) are unvaccinated and 38 (21 percent) are vaccinated. A total of 241 hospitalized patients have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, 60 are being treated for other illnesses. There are 18 patients in intensive care, 14 patients are under ventilators.
In total, 9,215 tests were analyzed with the positive test share at 26.5 percent, totaling a new all-time record of 2,438 new cases. The 7-day infection rate per 100,000 people is 120.9 among vaccinated people and 144.1 among unvaccinated people.
In total, 848,049 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, with 822,192 of them having already received their second dose.
5,800 vaccine doses were administered since Wednesday morning. There have been 329,507 booster doses administered in Estonia. 61.8 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 1,509.81, data from the Health Board shows.
There were four deaths, involving a 75-year old man, an 84-year old woman, an 85-year old man and an 85-year old woman. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,967 people in Estonia.
How can the spread of coronavirus be stopped?
- Keep your distance in public places.
- Wear a mask in crowded places.
- Wash your hands 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