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COVID-19 blog, 7 April: 984 new positive test results were added within the past 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen 6,116 tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to coronavirus, of which the results of 984 (16.1%) of the initial tests were positive. A full 3,619 vaccine doses were also administered within the past 24 hours. In total, 231,710 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 70,916 individuals have received both doses.

Based on the data in the population register, the highest number of new positive test results came from Harju County, where 520 further individuals were found to have been infected. A total of 406 of the new cases from Harju County were from Tallinn.

A further 114 new positive coronavirus test results were added from Ida-Viru County, seventy from Tartu County, fifty from Lääne-Viru County, thirty-seven from Pärnu County, twenty-seven from Rapla County, and twenty from Saare County. Another nineteen new cases each were added from Põlva County and Võru County, seventeen from Järva County, fourteen from Lääne County, twelve from Jõgeva County, ten each from Valga County and Viljandi County, and three from Hiiu County. On forty-two 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 952.40, and 17.3% of all initial tests have been found to be positive.

A total of fifty-six new COVID-19 cases were opened within the past 24 hours, and 650 patients are being treated in hospital

As of the morning of 7 April, hospital treatment is being supplied to 650 patients who have COVID-19. Seventy-two of those patients require intensive care, with fifty-two patients on a ventilator.

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

Thirteen new coronavirus deaths were registered within the past 24 hours, involving a 61 year-old man, a 67 year-old man, two 68 year-old men, a 74 year-old man, a 75 year-old woman, a 77 year-old woman, an 80 year-old woman, an 83 year-old man, an 86 year-old woman, an 87 year-old woman, a 90 year-old man, and a 96 year-old man. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 976 people in Estonia in total.

As of today, 7 April, hospitals have closed a total of 5,979 cases relating to COVID-19 which involved 5,758 people.

Also as of 7 April, a total of 90,551 people have recovered from COVID-19. The cases of 62,231 people have been closed (68.7% of the total) and, in the case of 28,320 people (31.3%), 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 1,176,690 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 111,664 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, 231,710 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, and 70,916 individuals have received two doses

As of this morning, a total of 231,710 individuals have been vaccinated against COVID-19, of whom 160,794 individuals have received one dose, and 70,916 individuals have received both doses. Of that total, 3,619 vaccine doses were administered over the past 24 hours, and 302,626 vaccine doses have been administered overall.

Almost 21% of the entire adult population and 42% of all individuals over the age of seventy have received at least one vaccine dose. In total, 40,836 vaccine doses were administered last week, which is one third more than in the previous week. From the beginning of the new week, the vaccination of the elderly and at-risk individuals will continue, primarily at family health centres.

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 272,917 occasions, and 6,396 individuals have used the app to highlight themselves as having been infected. A total of 415 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.

The coronavirus map has been updated

The Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre has today given its coronavirus map a new look. New datasets regarding COVID-19 vaccinations have been added to the basic information. Vaccination details are now available for wider age groups, as well as by county and parish. Information about those vaccination notices which have been sent to the Health Information System have also been added to the map and can be viewed in terms of the institutions which have been providing vaccination services.

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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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.

17.04.2021

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.