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COVID-19 blog, 17 May: 4 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 681 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 4 (0.6%) showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, 1 new positive test were found in Harju County, 1 in Saare County, 1 in Tartu County and 1 in Lääne County.

According to the latest data from the morning of 17 May, 43 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 4 are on ventilation. 289 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 300 disease cases have been closed.

To date 1442 persons have recovered from the disease. 938 (65.0%) of these cases have been closed and in the cases of 504 persons (35.0%), more than 28 days have passed from receiving a positive test result and they are not hospitalised.

No new deaths were registered over the 24-hour period. In total, the coronavirus has caused the deaths of 63 persons in Estonia. 

A total of 69 520 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1 774 (2.6%) have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. For more detailed statistics on coronavirus testing, please see www.koroonakaart.ee/en.

Globally, over 4.4 million people have been infected with the coronavirus and over 300 000 persons have died due to the virus. 

The Health Board reminds everyone that even after the end of the emergency situation, vigilance towards COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases should stay high: hand hygiene, social distancing and staying home when sick are still important measures to follow. In addition to spreading the disease, a person who is sick and goes to work, school or elsewhere also risks more severe complications of the disease. If symptoms of illness arise, stay at home and call your general practitioner.  

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