There are 216 patients being treated for severe cases of coronavirus in Estonia's hospital on Thursday morning, data from the Health Board shows. For the first time, more than 8,000 new cases were confirmed.
In total, there are 376 patients with coronavirus in hospital, but only 216 are being treated for COVID-19. The other patients tested positive but are being treated for other illnesses.
Of the patients with severe cases of coronavirus, 152 people - 70 percent - have not been vaccinated against the virus. Fifty-four new cases were opened, 32 with serious coronavirus cases.
Three people died during the last day and two were not vaccinated. The patients were aged 78, 87 and 93. In total, 2,056 people have died in Estonia after testing positive.
In total, 13,743 tests were analyzed and 7,815 new cases were confirmed. Both of these were new records. The positive share was 56.9 percent.
The seven-day average infection rate for vaccinated people is 407.2 per 100,000 people, compared to 628.2 for non-vaccinated people.
165 people received their first dose of a vaccine yesterday and 2,207 were administered in total. As of this morning, 412,283 people had received their additional or booster doses.
Of the total population in Estonia, 62.5 percent are fully vaccinated.
The 14-day infection rate is 6,482.51 per 100,000 people.
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.
- You can also get vaccinated against coronavirus.
Editor: Helen Wright