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COVID-19 blog, 14 July: fifty-six new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 5,001 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of fifty-six (1.1%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 6,637 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 587,854 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 500,655 individuals have now received both doses. A total of 53.4% of the entire adult population has received at least one vaccine dose.

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

A further four new positive coronavirus test results were added from Tartu County, three from Pärnu County and Lääne County, two from Valga County and Rapla County, and one case each from Jõgeva County, Põlva County, Saare County, Viljandi County, Võru County, and Ida-Viru County. No new cases were added from any of the remaining counties. On two 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 41.70, and 1.3% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

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

As of the morning of 14 July, hospital treatment is being supplied to twenty-one patients who have COVID-19. Two patients require intensive care, with both of those patients also on a ventilator. Hospitals opened three new COVID-19 cases overall over the past 24 hours.

In total, 6.9% of all individuals who have tested positive have required hospital treatment. The average age of those patients who are being treated in hospital is sixty. All told, nine of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (42.0% of the overall figure).

One new coronavirus death was registered within the past 24 hours, involving an 81 year-old man. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,271 people in Estonia in total.

In total, 587,854 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia

As of this morning, a total of 587,854 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 87,199 individuals have received one dose, and 500,655 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 6,637 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 1,034,772 vaccine doses have been administered overall.

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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