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COVID-19 blog, 18 May: 10 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 671 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 10 (1.5%) showed positive results.

Based on data from the population register, 2 new positive test were found in Harju County (1 in Tallinn), 2 in Pärnu County, 1 in Saare County and 3 in Lääne County. 2 positive results with an unregistered residence.

According to the latest data from the morning of 18 May, 43 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 4 are on ventilation. 290 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 301 disease cases have been closed.

To date 1443 persons have recovered from the disease. 938 (65.0%) of these cases have been closed and in the cases of 505 persons (35.0%), more than 28 days have passed from receiving a positive test result and they are not hospitalised.

Over the past 24 hours, an 79 year old woman died at the Kuressaare Hospital in Saaremaa. In total, the coronavirus has caused the deaths of 64 persons in Estonia.

A total of 70 189 first time tests have been carried out in Estonia, of which 1 784 (2.5%) 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. The coronavirus is spread mainly from person-to-person, usually via close contact with an infected person. Close contact is seen as a situation where people are closer than 2 metres to each other for the duration of 15 minutes.

COVID-19 is a droplet infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 that spreads through sneezing and coughing from people to people, and by way of contaminated surfaces and unwashed hands.

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As of Monday morning a total of 124 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
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As of Monday morning a total of 124 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

Monday morning’s COVID-19 report is able to state that a total of 124 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19, and the incidence of COVID-19 cases has decreased amongst those who are over sixty years of age. Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that last week it was mainly people who belonged to a risk group who were being analysed on the basis of a referral from a family doctor, with 1,126 of the total number of 11,968 tests turning out to be positive.

As of Monday morning, a total of 161 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
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As of Monday morning, a total of 161 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

Monday morning’s COVID-19 report is able to state that a total of 161 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19, and the incidence of COVID-19 cases among those over sixty years of age remains stable. Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases said that last week, it was mainly people who belonged to a risk group who were analysed on the basis of a referral from a family doctor, with 1,490 of the total number of 14,136 tests turning out to be positive.