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01.12.2022

During the week, 22 flu virus were added along with 2,241 COVID-19 cases

In week 47, a grand total of 3,925 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 42% of all of the new cases involved children. Twenty-two laboratory-confirmed flu cases were registered, all of them involving type A flu viruses. COVID-19 cases increased to 2,241, of which 474 were confirmed through laboratory testing. In week 47, the etiological structure changed in the virus which is causing upper respiratory tract infections. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute upper respiratory tract infections (with this survey being known as ‘...
24.11.2022

Ten new influenza cases and 2,224 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In week 46, a grand total of 3,875 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 43% of all of the new cases involved children. Ten new influenza A cases were confirmed through laboratory tests, including nine influenza A cases and one influenza B case. A total of 2,224 new COVID-19 cases were added, of which 491 were confirmed through laboratory testing. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute upper respiratory tract infections (with this survey being known as ‘Sentinel Monitoring’), it can be seen that the intensity of the spread of...
18.11.2022

Nine new influenza cases and 2,191 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In week 45, a grand total of 3,305 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 38% of all of the new cases involved children. Nine new influenza A cases were confirmed through laboratory tests, including eight influenza A cases and one influenza B case. A total of 2,191 new COVID-19 cases were added, of which 490 were confirmed through laboratory testing. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute upper respiratory tract infections (with this survey being known as ‘Sentinel Monitoring’), it can be seen that the intensity of the spread of...
11.11.2022

Influenza blog, week 44: six new influenza A cases were added

Week 44 saw a total of 3,308 people fall ill with acute respiratory infections, of whom 38% were children. The average number of cases out of every 100,000 people was 248.7. Six new influenza A cases were confirmed through laboratory tests in week 44. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute upper respiratory tract infections (with this survey being known as ‘Sentinel Monitoring’), it can be seen that the intensity of the spread of viruses is low, with the spread of the influenza virus being particularly limited. Compared to figures for last week, the...
08.11.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 204 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a total of 204 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week an overall figure of 179 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 44, the spread of the virus is at the red risk level, to the extent of approximately 45% of the country. In total, 2,298 new cases were added over the week, including 553 cases which were confirmed through laboratory tests and 1,745 cases which were diagnosed clinically. Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that...
01.11.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 226 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 226 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week an overall figure of 174 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 43, the spread of the virus is at the red risk level, to the extent of approximately 30% of the country. In total, 2,645 new cases were added over the week, including 733 cases which were confirmed by laboratory tests and 1,912 cases which were diagnosed clinically. Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that...
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28.10.2022

Influenza blog, week 42: eight new influenza A cases were added

Week 42 saw a total of 3,808 people fall ill with acute respiratory infections, of whom 35% were children. The average number of cases out of every 100,000 people was 286.3. Eight new influenza A cases were confirmed by laboratory tests. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute upper respiratory tract infections (with this survey being known as ‘Sentinel Monitoring’), it can be seen that the intensity of the spread of viruses is low, with the spread of the influenza virus being particularly limited. The total number of patients who sought medical...
25.10.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 246 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 246 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week, an overall figure of 218 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 42, the spread of the virus is at the red risk level, to the extent of approximately 61% of the country. Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 3,219 cases were added last week, of which 1,055 were laboratory-confirmed and 2,164 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘The increase in the number of elderly...
18.10.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 224 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of 224 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week, an overall figure of 176 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 41, the spread of the virus is at the red risk level, to the extent of approximately 69% of the country. Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 3,242 cases were added last week, of which 1,063 were laboratory-confirmed and 2,179 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘Compared to last week the number of new cases...
14.10.2022

The influenza season began in October

The middle of October saw the beginning of the new influenza season. Two new influenza A cases were identified in week 40. Week 40 saw a total of 3,906 people fall ill with acute respiratory infections, of whom 30% were children. The average number of cases out of every 100,000 people was 288.7. There were no significant differences between the Estonian counties in terms of the number of new infection cases. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute upper respiratory tract infections (with this survey being known as ‘Sentinel Monitoring’), the...

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