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COVID-19 blog, 17 April: 333 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 5,181 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 333 (6.4%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 11,533 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 285,973 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 84,224 individuals have received both doses. A total of 56% of all individuals over the age of seventy have received at least one vaccine dose. In Hiiu County, Jõgeva County, Järva County, Lääne County, Põlva County, Rapla County, Saare County, Tartu County, Viljandi County, and Võru County, over 60% of all individuals over the age of seventy have been vaccinated.

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where 192 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of 139 of the new cases in Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further thirty-seven new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, twenty-three from Viljandi County, fifteen each from Tartu County and Rapla County, eleven from Lääne-Viru County, and ten from Lääne County. Another eight new cases were added from Pärnu County, four from Valga County, three from Võru County, two each from Järva County and Jõgeva County, and one from Saare County. No new positive test results were added from Põlva County or Hiiu County. On ten 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 607.60, and 12.2% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

A total of thirty-seven new COVID-19 cases have been opened within the past 24 hours, and 448 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 17 April, hospital treatment is being supplied to 448 patients who have COVID-19. Fifty-three of those patients require intensive care, with forty patients on a ventilator.

A total of thirty-seven new COVID-19 cases were opened. Forty-six patients were discharged from hospital, and a further twenty patients were transferred to a non-COVID-19 unit.

In total, 6.7% of all individuals who have tested positive have required hospital treatment, with 416 individuals hospitalised last week. The average age of those patients who are being treated in hospital is 69. In total, 355 of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (79% of the overall figure).

Twelve new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 61 year-old man, a 64 year-old woman, a 66 year-old woman, a 72 year-old man, a 74 year-old woman, a 76 year-old woman, an 80 year-old woman, an 81 year-old woman, an 83 year-old woman, two 85 year-old women, and a 97 year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,082 people in Estonia in total.

As of today, 14 April, hospitals have closed a total of 6,563 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 6,307 people.

Also as of 17 April, a total of 101,471 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 67,880 people have been closed (66.9% of the total) and, in the case of 33,591 people (33.1%), more than twenty-eight days have passed since they tested positive and the individuals concerned are not being treated in hospital, meaning that they are awaiting confirmation of their recovery.

Since developing the capability of testing for coronavirus in spring 2020, over 1,224,645 tests in total have been analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The number of positive initial test results amounts to 117,011 individuals, or 9.5% of the total. Detailed statistical data from the coronavirus tests is available at: www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-dataset.

In total, 285,973 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 84,224 individuals have received two doses

As of this morning, a total of 285,973 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 201,749 individuals have received one dose, and 84,224 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 11,533 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 370,197 vaccine doses have been administered overall.

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), just 19.8% of the adult population in the European Union has received at least one vaccine dose. In Estonia, 25% of the adult population has been vaccinated. Based on the number of COVID-19 vaccinations that have been carried out amongst its total population, Estonia is in fourth place in the European Union’s table of most vaccinations completed, below Hungary, Malta, and Finland.

The aim of vaccinating against COVID-19 is to protect risk groups who are likelier to be infected or who are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms in the event of being infected, as well as to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to reduce the number of deaths that are caused by the disease, while also alleviating the load on the healthcare system and the economy, and to enable society to function normally.

The first recipients of vaccinations are healthcare professionals and the employees of healthcare institutions, employees and residents of care homes, and individuals who are over seventy years old and who suffer from certain health conditions which may increase the severity of COVID-19 symptoms that could be experienced in the event of their falling ill. As soon as Estonia receives a sufficient number of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination will also become available to other target groups, as well as to the general population.

Download the HOIA app

Download the HOIA mobile app from Google Play or App Store which will inform you if you have come into close contact with an individual who has coronavirus. The app also allows you to anonymously notify other users if you have fallen ill yourself. Codes are being exchanged anonymously between the phones of people who use the app, while the government, the app’s developer, and the manufacturer of your phone will not be notified about those with whom you have come into close contact. Further information is available here: www.hoia.me/en.

Based on information which is available to the Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre (TEHIK), the HOIA app has been downloaded on 273,771 occasions, and 6,541 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected. A total of 213 of those cases are active.

For HOIA to be able to notify close contacts, the individual who has been infected must already have downloaded and activated the app before falling ill. After an infected individual has highlighted themselves as having been infected, HOIA has fulfilled its purpose and will no longer be sending notifications. Having recovered, the user can download the HOIA app again or delete their data from the app’s settings, which will result in a relaunch of the app.

The koroonatestimine.ee/en website provides information about testing based on a referral, testing when crossing the border, and also paid testing. Important information for physicians and employers can also be found on the website. Furthermore, anyone who has a doctor’s referral can use the website to book a test. Certificate details, customer service contact numbers, and the addresses of test sites can also be found on the website.

Nationwide restrictions apply in Estonia

Strict restrictions apply everywhere in Estonia in order to reduce the number of contacts between people to get the extensive spread of coronavirus under control. In order to prevent the spread of the virus, all trade outlets will remain closed for a month other than those shops which provide essential goods. All catering establishments will also be closed. No entertainment or public events can be organised. No indoor sporting or hobby activities will be permitted. In order to reduce the risk of infection, the ‘2+2 rule’ will be applied outdoors, which means that up to two individuals may travel together, keeping at least two metres away from any other individuals.

Please only use reliable sources to find information about coronavirus, COVID-19, and vaccines. Vaccination-related information is available at: www.vaktsineeri.ee/en. Further information about COVID-19 can be found on the Health Board website and on its Facebook page.

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08.05.2021

COVID-19 blog, 8 May: 348 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 4,876 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 348 (7.1%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 13,789 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 369,157 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 155,022 individuals have received both doses.

08.05.2021

COVID-19 blog, 8 May: 348 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 4,876 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 348 (7.1%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 13,789 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 369,157 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 155,022 individuals have received both doses.