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COVID-19 blog, 9 July: eight new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 481 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with eight new positive test results being added.

Based on the data in the population register, three positive test results came from Ida-Viru County (two of which were from Narva), three from Harju County (two of which were from Tallinn), one from Järva County, and one from Tartu County. Two new infection cases have been added to the outbreak in Ida-Viru county which was found yesterday (covering five people in total). In one case, the individual contracted the virus at work and they had already been monitored through contact tracing. In another case, the infection was found prior to scheduled surgery. Another saw the virus being contracted within the family circle, and the fourth case involved the infection being brought in from abroad. In two further cases, the origin of the infection is currently unknown.

As of the morning of 9 July, three people in Estonia are being treated in hospital due to coronavirus, with no patients on a ventilator. There have been no new deaths in the past 24 hours. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of a total of 69 people in Estonia.

As of today, hospitals have concluded a total of 391 COVID-19 cases which involved 378 people.

A total of 1,889 people have or are recovering from COVID-19 by today. The cases of 1,427 people have been closed (75.5% of the total) and, in the case of 462 people (24.5%), more than 28 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.

More than 111,000 initial tests have been analysed in Estonia, of which 2,011 or 1.8% of the total have been positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Detailed statistical data of the coronavirus tests is available at

The Health Board would like to remind people that they should continue to wash their hands carefully, staying at home when they feel unwell, and leaving enough space for their fellow citizens in order to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-1 virus which causes COVID-19. Coronavirus primarily spreads from an infected person to healthy people via close contact. Close contact is classed as a situation in which two people are within two metres of each other for at least fifteen minutes.

COVID-19 is a droplet infection which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreading from one person to another as a result of sneezing and coughing or via contaminated surfaces and unwashed hands.

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A total of 202 influenza and 1,726 COVID-19 cases reported this week 

In week fifteen, a total of 3,184 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections, of whom 38.4% were children. The overall incidence of acute respiratory viral diseases increased by 39%.


A total of 151 new influenza cases and 1,466 COVID-19 cases have been added this week

In week fourteen, a grand total of 2,297 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 36.4% of all of the new cases involved children. The number of new cases decreased by a third.