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COVID-19 blog, 25 August: 437 new positive test results have been added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 5,218 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 437 (8.4%) of the initial tests were positive. In total, 341 of the new cases were unvaccinated (amounting to 78.0% of all new cases). Ninety-six infected individuals (amounting to 22.0% 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 172 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of 119 of the new cases in Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further sixty-eight new positive coronavirus test results were added from Tartu County, thirty-eight from Võru County, thirty-five from Pärnu County, twenty-six from Saare County, twenty from Põlva County, fourteen from Valga County, and eleven each from Lääne-Viru County and Viljandi County. Another nine new cases were added from Rapla County, eight from Ida-Viru County, seven from Lääne County, six from Jõgeva County, and three from Järva County. On nine 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 308.00, and 6.5% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

Sixteen new COVID-19 cases have been opened within the past 24 hours, and 103 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 25 August, hospital treatment is being supplied to 103 patients who have COVID-19. Twelve patients require intensive care, and ten patients have been placed on a ventilator. Eighty-three of those patients who are being treated in hospital have not been vaccinated (with seventy-seven of those individuals requiring treatment for symptomatic COVID-19), which means that 80.5% of all individuals who are being treated in hospital are unvaccinated.

In total, 6.7% 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-five. All told, sixty-four of those patients who require hospital treatment are over the age of sixty (62.1% of the overall figure).

No new deaths were registered within the past 24 hours. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of a total of 1,285 people in Estonia.

Overall, 712,586 individuals in Estonia have been vaccinated against COVID-19

As of this morning, a total of 712,586 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 97,140 individuals have received one dose, and 615,446 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 4,182 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 1,244,005 vaccine doses have been administered overall. In total, 63.1% 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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