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COVID-19 blog, 23 August: 319 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 3,675 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 319 (8.7%) of the initial tests were positive. In total, 242 of the new cases were unvaccinated (amounting to 75.9% of all new cases). Seventy-seven infected individuals (amounting to 24.1% 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 128 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of eighty-seven of the new cases in Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further forty-seven new positive coronavirus test results were added from Tartu County, thirty-seven from Võru County, twenty-four from Valga County, sixteen from Põlva County, thirteen from Viljandi County, and eleven from Pärnu County. Another nine new cases were added from Jõgeva County, eight each from Saare County and Ida-Viru County, seven from Rapla County, four from Lääne-Viru County, and two from Lääne County. No new cases were added from Hiiu County or Järva County. On five 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 294.40, and 5.8% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

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

As of the morning of 23 August, hospital treatment is being supplied to ninety-eight patients who have COVID-19. Thirteen patients require intensive care, and eleven patients have been placed on a ventilator. Seventy-nine of those patients who are being treated in hospital have not been vaccinated (with seventy-two of those individuals requiring treatment for symptomatic COVID-19), which means that 80.6% of all individuals who are being treated in hospital are unvaccinated.

In total, 6.8% 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-eight. All told, sixty-three of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (64.3% of the overall figure).

Two new deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 78 year-old woman and an 87 year-old woman. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of a total of 1,285 people in Estonia.

In total, 707,914 individuals in Estonia have been vaccinated against COVID-19

As of this morning, a total of 707,914 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 96,792 individuals have received one dose, and 611,122 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 1,404 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 1,235,733 vaccine doses have been administered overall. In total, 62.8% 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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