26.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... The Health Board on Wednesday said it would change its work to focus on the Delta strain of coronavirus and those who contract it. Suffers of the strain are more likely to be hospitalized.
26.01.22 NEWS ... Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) said that the government is proceeding based on COVID-19 scientific advisory body recommendations and that a negative rapid test result will not be restored on par with Covid certificates any time soon.
26.01.22 NEWS ... Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart has said there are no plans to send all schools in the capital to distance learning in the near future.
26.01.22 NEWS ... The head of the government's scientific council Toivo Maimets said the coronavirus PCR testing system should be reviewed because there is no point in continuing in the current system.
26.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... On Wednesday morning, 287 patients were being treated for coronavirus in Estonia's hospitals and a record number of cases was set for the third day in a row.
26.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... Hundreds of members of the Estonian Defense Forces have either tested positive for coronavirus or are isolating as close contacts, the chief medical officer said on Tuesday.
26.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... A new PCR coronavirus testing center has been opened in Tartu next to the A. Le Coq Sports Hall amid record-high numbers of new cases.
25.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... A recommendation made by the government's coronavirus advisory board that proof of negative Covid antigen rapid test results should not be restored as a means of gaining access to restaurants and other venues alongside the existing proof of vaccination is just that – a recommendation and one of several opinions on the issue, and not binding on the government, the Center Party's Riigikogu group chair Jaanus Karilaid says.
25.01.22 NEWS ... Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart (Center) said on Tuesday that the capital expects the government to come up with a clear strategy in the changing pandemic. The mayor would prefer partial and regulated, as opposed to chaotic, remote learning in schools.
25.01.22 NEWS ... Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik (Center) said that the COVID-19 scientific advisory body has recommended against restoring antigen rapid test results as a way to gain access to restaurants and entertainment venues.
25.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... The number of asymptomatic coronavirus patients is currently higher than at any stage during the pandemic so far, the latest results of the University of Tartu's monitoring study show.
25.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... As of Tuesday morning, 315 patients are being treated for coronavirus in Estonia's hospitals and another record number of cases was set.
25.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... Almost half of Estonian schools have moved to full or partial distance learning due to the rapidly spreading Omicron coronavirus strain which has pushed news cases to a record high.
24.01.22 NEWS ... Health Board (Terviseamet) emergency medicine chief Urmas Sule said the workload in the health care system is growing - more and more children are becoming infected with coronavirus and hospitals in general, are overcrowded with other patients.
24.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... As of Monday morning, 321 patients are being treated for coronavirus in Estonia's hospital and another record number of cases was set.
24.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... A new survey suggests the majority of people support reintroducing negative test certificates so unvaccinated people can attend events.
23.01.22 NEWS ... Hospitals in Estonia were treating 311 patients with the coronavirus on Sunday morning, the Health Board reports.
22.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... Rapid testing in schools resulted in a three-fold increase in positive Covid cases over the past week, to 3,899 among pupils, teachers and other staff combined. Over half the positive results were reported in Harju County, the most populous region of the country.
22.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... Estonia's Covid travel restrictions regime for European countries from Monday, January 24 remains unchanged on the previous week, with only the Vatican City State on the 'Green' (no restrictions) list. Arrivals from all other European countries are on the 'Red' list, meaning unvaccinated individuals must quarantine 10 days on arrival.
22.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... As of the morning of January 22 there are 296 people hospitalized due to the coronavirus, the Health Board (Terviseamet) reports. 4,783 primary Covid test results analyzed in the past twenty-four hours returned positive, while four people who had contracted the virus passed away over the same time-frame, the board says.
22.01.22 NEWS ... Head of the government's scientific council Toivo Maimets says that the Health Board (Terviseamet) and the scientific council are jointly presenting the government's evaluation, on the basis of which, restrictions could be removed.
21.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... The incidence of influenza in Estonia rose ten-fold over a week, the Health Board (Terviseamet) says, the result of Covid tests also analyzing samples for Influenza A, Influenza B and Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), from the start of this week.
21.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... As of Friday morning, 324 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and a record 4,480 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were five deaths.
20.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... Former government scientific council chief virology professor Irja Lutsar told ERR in an interview that she considers it reasonable to allow people entry to events if they go through coronavirus testing, since the Omicron variant has changed the epidemiological situation.
20.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... As of Thursday morning, 322 patients are being treated for coronavirus in Estonia's hospital. A new case record was set with 3,845 positive tests.
19.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... The Health Board no longer considers it reasonable to keep testing people who display no symptoms of the coronavirus. Students that are deemed close contacts should no longer go through PCR testing, but rather get a rapid test.
19.01.22 NEWS ... Advisor to the Justice Chancellor and expert in communicable diseases Martin Kadai says that he supports ending mass PCR testing on the grounds that it is not necessary for treating patients, and as a result isn't a cost-effective tool.
19.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... 75 people vaccinated with an additional coronavirus vaccine dose have been hospitalized since booster doses were made available to the public at the end of 2021.
19.01.22 NEWS ... Due to the speed of the Omicron strain spread, the rate of Covid testing has doubled and as a result, the Health Board (Terviseamet) and the Ministry of Education and Research are making a proposal to finish doing PCR tests on close contact children and replace them with quick tests. When the government agrees with the plan, the new force will enter into force from Monday.
19.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... As of Wednesday morning, 315 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and a record 3,159 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were three deaths.
19.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... Health Board emergency medicine chief Urmas Sule told ERR on Tuesday that most hospitalized coronavirus patients in Estonia are infected with the Delta variant.
18.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... As of Tuesday morning, 318 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and a 2,303 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were three deaths.
18.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... Several candidates have expressed interest in taking up the position of Health Board director general after previous director Üllar Lanno resigned last September, Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik (Center) told ERR.
17.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... University of Tartu virology professor and former head of the government's scientific council Irja Lutsar told ERR that massive PCR testing is no longer justified due to the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
17.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... As of Monday morning, 309 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and a 2,104 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were five deaths.
16.01.22 NEWS ... Hospitals in Estonia were treating 280 patients with the coronavirus on Sunday, the Health Board reports.
15.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... From Monday, those getting tested for Covid at public testing points will also receive results on their 'flu and Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) status, all from the same test sample.
15.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... The return of schools from the Christmas and New Year's break has seen a surge in the number of Covid cases revealed by in-school rapid testing. The figure for the past week, 1,224 positive cases, is the highest since the regular, weekly testing commenced, at the start of last November.
15.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... With the exception of the Vatican City State, from Monday, January 17 2022, all European countries are on Estonia's travel restrictions "Red" list, meaning unvaccinated individuals must quarantine 10 days on arrival. Romania, previously on the "Green" list (no restrictions) has moved down two levels to the "Red" list, while no countries appear on the intermediate "Yellow" list.
14.01.22 NEWS ... Pulmonologist Pille Mukk was named doctor of the year, receiving her award from Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and Minister of Social Affairs Tanel Kiik at a ceremony Thursday, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reported. A pulmonologist who specializes in the lungs and the rest of the respiratory system.
14.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... The amount of coronavirus particles in wastewater has decreased some compared to last week, results from the most recent round of the Health Board's wastewater survey shows. The virus has spread very widely in the Viimsi-Muuga region near Tallinn.
14.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... As of Friday morning, 269 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and a record 2,087 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were three deaths.
13.01.22 ECONOMY ... While the government did not make any decisions regarding the energy inflation support measures on Thursday, they are prepared to amend the support scheme in order to make it simpler for people to apply.
13.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... 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.
12.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... Last week, coronavirus infections in Estonia grew 70 percent, especially among young people. The infection reproduction number R has grown to 1.3, the Health Board announced on Wednesday.
12.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... West Tallinn Central Hospital (LTKH) chief physician and former Health Board emergency medicine chief Arkadi Popov told ERR that he would support reimplementing the use of rapid tests to enter public spaces and events. A similar proposal was made by the Riigikogu opposition recently, but it was not approved by the Reform-Center coalition partnership.
12.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... As of Wednesday morning, 240 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 2,202 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were four deaths.
11.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik (Center) told ERR that the risk of coronavirus spread is no longer too high and if the spread of the Delta strain was to deteriorate, the option of presenting proof of a negative test when entering public spaces could be reimplemented.
11.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... As of Tuesday morning, 251 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 1,981 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were three deaths, one being a 7-year old boy.
11.01.22 CORONAVIRUS ... The number of patients admitted to hospital is expected to rise as the Omicron coronavirus strain is spreading rapidly, the chief physician of the North Estonia Medical Center (PERH) said on Tuesday.