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COVID-19 blog, 1 September: 408 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 4,769 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 408 (8.6%) of the initial tests were positive. In total, 280 of the new cases were unvaccinated (amounting to 68.6% of all new cases), while 128 infected individuals (amounting to 31.4% of the overall figure) had completed the vaccination process.

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where 153 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of 103 of the new cases in Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further fifty-eight new positive coronavirus test results were added from Tartu County, twenty-six each from Põlva County and Pärnu County, twenty-two from Valga County, and seventeen each from Rapla County, Jõgeva County, and Ida-Viru County. Another sixteen new cases were added from Lääne-Viru County, fifteen from Järva County, thirteen from Saare County, ten from Võru County, nine from Viljandi County, and two from Lääne County. No new cases were added from any of the remaining counties. On seven occasions the places of residence of those individuals who tested positive were not specified in the population register.

The number of cases for every 100,000 people in the last fourteen days is 343.00, and 7.7% of all initial tests have been found to be positive. In total, 1,458 of all individuals who were tested were fully vaccinated and 3,311 were unvaccinated.

Twenty new COVID-19 cases have been opened within the past 24 hours, and 123 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 1 September, hospital treatment is being supplied to 123 patients who have COVID-19. Fifteen patients require intensive care, and twelve patients have been placed on a ventilator. Ninety-seven of those patients who are being treated in hospital have not been vaccinated (with eighty-eight of those individuals requiring treatment for symptomatic COVID-19), which means that 78.9% of all individuals who are being treated in hospital are unvaccinated.

In total, 6.7% of all individuals who have tested positive have required hospital treatment. The average age of those patients who are being treated in hospital is seventy. All told, ninety-one of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (74.0% of the overall figure).

One new death was registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 95 year-old man. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of a total of 1,293 people in Estonia.

Overall, 727,873 individuals in Estonia have been vaccinated against COVID-19

As of this morning, a total of 727,873 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 95,814 individuals have received one dose, and 632,059 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 5,088 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 1,273,410 vaccine doses have been administered overall. In total, 64.3% of all adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is now available for anyone who is at least twelve years of age. Time slots for vaccination against COVID-19 can be booked via the eBooking system or by calling the central phone number (1247) between 08:00 and 20:00. New time slots are being added into the system based on the arrival of fresh vaccine deliveries.

If you experience any technical issues or have any questions about booking a vaccination time via the digital reception service, please contact TEHIK on 7 943 943 or by sending an email to abi@tehik.ee (every day between 07:00-22:00).

Further information can be found on the Health Board’s website: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset

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