Coronavirus update: 312 patients, 4,002 new cases, 9 deaths
As of Saturday morning, 312 patients are being treated for severe cases of coronavirus in Estonia's hospitals, the Health Board said.
In total, there are 656 patients with coronavirus in hospital, but 312 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, 202 people - 64.7 percent - have not been vaccinated against the virus. Eighty-three new cases were opened, 31 with serious coronavirus cases.
Nine people died during the last day aged between 74-96. So far, 2,213 people have died in Estonia after testing positive.
In total, 7,214 tests were analyzed and 4,002 new cases were confirmed. The positive share was 55.5 percent.
The seven-day average infection rate for vaccinated people is 280 per 100,000 people, compared to 424.1 for non-vaccinated people.
134 people received their first dose of a vaccine yesterday and 1588 were administered in total. As of this morning, 429,160 people had received their additional or booster doses.
Of the total population in Estonia, 63 percent are fully vaccinated.
The 14-day infection rate is 5,415.75 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