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The HOIA app will be deactivated as of 2 May
28.04.2022

The HOIA app will be deactivated as of 2 May

As of 2 May, the HOIA mobile phone app will cease to function, after having been downloaded by more than 300,000 Estonians and having been used to notify users that they had come into close contact with individuals who had been infected with COVID-19. ‘The HOIA app was brought into use at the beginning of the pandemic, when there were no vaccines available but it was hugely necessary to warn people about the virus,’ explained Kerstin-Gertrud Kärblane, development manager at the Health Board’s Analysis and Development Centre. ‘Now the app has served its purpose, and people are far more...
In total, 151 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
28.04.2022

In total, 151 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 28 April, hospital treatment is being provided to 151 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of sixty-one patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed severe symptoms, including thirty-one patients or 50.2% of the overall figure who have not been vaccinated, and thirty patients or 49.8% who have been fully vaccinated. The average hospitalisation rate for the last seven days for every 100,000 members of the country’s vaccinated population is 0.4 people a day, while for the unvaccinated population the...
Influenza blog, week 16: a total of 1,736 cases of the influenza A virus have been added
28.04.2022

Influenza blog, week 16: a total of 1,736 cases of the influenza A virus have been added

In week 16 (18-24 April), a total of 4,390 people got in touch with a doctor due to upper respiratory viral infections. In total, 34.1% of those patients were children. This is a 30% increase on the figures for week 15. The number of new influenza cases continued to increase but that growth is decelerating, reaching 16% this week. In total, 1,736 influenza A cases were confirmed by laboratory analyses last week, which is 11% more than the week before. The number of new cases increased at the greatest rate amongst the elderly (by 66.5%). In the 70-79 age group the number of new cases...
Health Board forecast: 2,000 more infected in a week, but only a hundred patients admitted to hospital
27.04.2022

Health Board forecast: 2,000 more infected in a week, but only a hundred patients admitted to hospital

According to the latest forecast by the Health Board, the low figure of just under 2,000 people are expected to be infected this week, with hospital admissions expected to fall to a hundred. According to Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Communicable Diseases Department, about 2,700 new infections were reported last week, with the number of registered cases having fallen by 21% when compared to figures for the week before last. ‘The “R” infection rate is rising to over 0.8. This week we can expect a little under 300 infections to be reported each day,’ Sepp explained, adding that in...
In total, 157 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
27.04.2022

In total, 157 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 27 April, hospital treatment is being provided to 157 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of sixty-five patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed severe symptoms, including thirty-six patients or 55.4% of the overall figure who have not been vaccinated, and twenty-nine patients or 44.6% who have been fully vaccinated. The average hospitalisation rate for the last seven days for every 100,000 members of the country’s vaccinated population is 0.4 people a day, while for the unvaccinated population...
In total, 157 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
26.04.2022

In total, 157 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 26 April, hospital treatment is being provided to 157 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of sixty-four patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed severe symptoms, including thirty-six patients or 56.3% of the overall figure who have not been vaccinated, and twenty-eight patients or 43.7% who have been fully vaccinated. The average hospitalisation rate for the last seven days for every 100,000 members of the country’s vaccinated population is 0.5 people a day, while for the unvaccinated population...
In total, 152 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
25.04.2022

In total, 152 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 25 April, hospital treatment is being provided to 152 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of sixty-one patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed severe symptoms, including thirty-five patients or 57.4% of the overall figure who have not been vaccinated, and twenty-six patients or 42.6% who have been fully vaccinated. The average hospitalisation rate for the last seven days for every 100,000 members of the country’s vaccinated population is 0.5 people a day, while for the unvaccinated population...
In total, 141 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
22.04.2022

In total, 141 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 22 April, hospital treatment is being provided to 141 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of sixty-one patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed severe symptoms, including thirty-seven patients or 60.7% of the overall figure who have not been vaccinated, and twenty-four patients or 39.3% who have been fully vaccinated. The average hospitalisation rate for the last seven days for every 100,000 members of the country’s vaccinated population is 0.5 people a day, while for the unvaccinated population...
In total, 168 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19
21.04.2022

In total, 168 individuals are being treated in hospital due to symptomatic COVID-19

As of the morning of 21 April, hospital treatment is being provided to 168 individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. A total of sixty-eight patients who have COVID-19 are currently receiving hospital treatment after having developed severe symptoms, including forty-four patients or 64.7% of the overall figure who have not been vaccinated, and twenty-four patients or 35.3% who have been fully vaccinated. The average hospitalisation rate for the last seven days for every 100,000 members of the country’s vaccinated population is 0.5 people a day, while for the unvaccinated population...
Health Board forecast: 2,500 more infected in a week, but less than 170 patients admitted to hospital
21.04.2022

Health Board forecast: 2,500 more infected in a week, but less than 170 patients admitted to hospital

According to the latest forecast by the Health Board, the low figure of just under 2,500 people are expected to be infected this week, with hospital admissions expected to fall below 170. According to Hanna Sepp, head of the Health Board’s Communicable Diseases Department, about 3,300 new infections were reported last week, and the number of registered cases has fallen by 35% when compared to figures for the week before last. ‘The ‘R’ infection rate has dropped to less than 0.8. This week we can expect a little under 350 infections to be reported each day,’ Sepp explained, adding that in...

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