Coronavirus update: 277 patients, 5,789 new cases, 6 deaths
On Saturday morning, 277 patients are being treated for severe cases of coronavirus in Estonia's hospitals, the Health Board said.
In total, there are 448 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, 177 people - 64 percent - have not been vaccinated against the virus. Eighty-four new cases were opened, 47 with serious coronavirus cases.
The number of patients with severe cases was 272 on Thursday.
Six people died during the last day aged between 71 and 96. So far, 2,106 people have died in Estonia after testing positive.
In total, 10,041 tests were analyzed and 5,789 new cases were confirmed. The positive share was 57.7 percent.
The seven-day average infection rate for vaccinated people is 359.5 per 100,000 people, compared to 560.7 for non-vaccinated people.
155 people received their first dose of a vaccine yesterday and 1,784 were administered in total. As of this morning, 419,282 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 6,725.18 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.
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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Editor: Helen Wright