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As of Monday morning, a total of ninety-five COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a grand total of ninety-five COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. In week 34, an overall figure of eighty-nine new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring, the spread of the virus is at the orange risk level to the extent of approximately 60% of the country.

Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that 2,863 cases were added last week, of which 1,107 were laboratory-confirmed and 1,756 had been clinically diagnosed. ‘Compared to last week the number of new cases dropped by 20.6%, with the number of laboratory-confirmed cases falling by 22.4%, and the number of clinically diagnosed cases by 19.4%. We can expect a little under one thousand laboratory-confirmed cases next week,’ explained Sepp, adding that the infection ‘R’ rate is currently at 0.81. According to the hospitalisation risk matrix, the risk of coronavirus transmission is at the average level.

The average number of hospitalisations due to COVID-19 in the last seven days has dropped from 7.9 to just 5.6. As of Monday morning, a total of ninety-five people are in hospital due to COVID-19, of which four require intensive care. During the week, four deaths were added of individuals who were aged between 83 and 87. The number of hospitalisations this week is likely to remain at the eighty mark.

During the week 5,608 vaccine doses were administered, of which 318 were new vaccinations. A grand total of 476,514 people have received an additional or booster dose. Coverage of the entire Estonian population with two vaccine doses is at 63.6%.

Based on the results from the wastewater monitoring of settlements in week 34, the spread of viruses in Estonian wastewater is at approximately 60%, the orange risk level. When compared to figures for the previous week, the spread of the virus in wastewater has dropped somewhat, but remains at a high level all over Estonia. Of all of the averaged sampling sites, the highest numbers of virus particles were detected in Kiviõli and Ahtme in Ida-Viru County. The lowest number of virus particles were detected in Jõgeva and Põltsamaa.

The number of new cases in the last seven days is showing a decreasing trend in eleven counties, and an increasing trend in four further counties. The highest increases were reported in Hiiu County and Ida-Viru County. The number of new cases dropped to the greatest extent in Saare County, Järva County, and Rapla County.

The weekly epidemiological COVID-19 overview can be found here:
https://terviseamet.ee/sites/default/files/Nakkushaigused/COVID-19/ulevaade_29.08.2022.pdf (PDF)

 

 

 

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