Coronavirus update: 277 patients, 5,112 new cases, 5 deaths

Omicron strain spreading faster in cities.
Omicron strain spreading faster in cities. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

On Friday morning, 277 patients are being treated for severe cases of coronavirus in Estonia's hospitals, the Health Board said.

In total, there are 439 patients with coronavirus in hospital, but only 277 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, 182 people - 66 percent - have not been vaccinated against the virus. Sixty-six new cases were opened, 37 with serious coronavirus cases.

The number of patients with severe cases was 282 on Thursday.

Five people died during the last day aged between 55 and 89. So far, 2,100 people have died in Estonia after testing positive.

In total, 9,290 tests were analyzed and 5,112 new cases were confirmed. The positive share was 55 percent.

The seven-day average infection rate for vaccinated people is 378.8 per 100,000 people, compared to 584.3 for non-vaccinated people.

153 people received their first dose of a vaccine yesterday and 1,540 were administered in total. As of this morning, 417,930 people had received their additional or booster doses.

Of the total population in Estonia, 62.7 percent are fully vaccinated. 

The 14-day infection rate is 6,825.93 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.

Coronavirus data

You can find more data about coronavirus in Estonia on the Health Board's website or at koroonakaart. Both websites are in Estonian, Russian and English.


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