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Twenty-one new cases have been found in the last fourteen days (between 30 June and 13 July).
16.07.2020

Weekly COVID-19 blog, 15 July: the number of new cases remains stable at a low level

Twenty-one new cases have been found in the last fourteen days (between 30 June and 13 July); the cumulative number of new cases per 100,000 people has been at 1.9 for the last two weeks. The virus was contracted within the family circle in twelve cases (57.1% of the total), at work in two cases (9.5%), and came from abroad in four cases (19.0%). In three cases (14.3%), the origin of the infection remains unknown. So far in July, three individuals have been hospitalised. As of 14 July 2020, a total of 1,435 people have recovered from the virus (71.2% of the total number of cases). In...
This August and September the Health Board is planning to conduct an inspection of forty private water supply systems, with the aim of obtaining an overview of the quality of the drinking water from forty bored and dug wells in every county.
13.07.2020

The Health Board would like to invite the people of Saare and Valga counties to take part in a study of drinking water from private wells

This August and September the Health Board is planning to conduct an inspection of forty private water supply systems, with the aim of obtaining an overview of the quality of the drinking water from forty bored and dug wells in every county.  According to Lauri Liepkalns, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Environmental Health Department, preference when sampling will be shown to water supply systems which are used all-year round and which serve more than ten consumers, or dug wells or bored wells which are used by several households (in a holiday home area, for example). ‘We are...
10.07.2020

COVID-19 blog, 10 July: two new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours 

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 445 initial tests being analysed in Estonia in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19, with two new positive test results being added.  Based on the data in the population register, the two positive test results came from Harju County (specifically from Tallinn). The Health Board is currently monitoring two family-based outbreaks. One of those involves four individuals in Tallinn and the other, having been termed the Narva-Jõesuu outbreak, involves six individuals (with one of them added today). In both cases the virus was brought...
09.07.2020

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...
08.07.2020

Weekly COVID-19 blog, 8 July: Midsummer’s Day delivered no new cases 

In the period between 23 June and 6 July the daily growth rate per 100,000 people was at 1.0. A total of thirteen infection cases were found in this period, with three people (a total of 23.1%of that total) having contracted the infection abroad.  There were ten local cases in the same period (76.9%) which were registered in four counties (Harju County, Ida-Viru County, Tartu County, and Valga County), but the exact place at which the infection was contracted remains unknown in all of these cases.  One person was hospitalised in the first week of July, as of 6 July 2020....
08.07.2020

COVID-19 blog, 8 July: eight new positive test results have been added in the last 24 hours

The last 24 hours have seen a total of 581 initial tests being analysed in Estonia on 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), four from Harju County (two of which were from Tallinn), and one from Järva County. In three cases, the virus was contracted within the family circle. In two cases, the origin of the infection is currently unknown. In three cases, people were infected at a birthday party which was...
01.07.2020

COVID-19 blog, July 1: the pace of COVID-19’s spread continues to slow

The daily increase over the last fourteen days (the maximum COVID-19 incubation period) averaged 0.1% (specifically between 0.0% and 0.2%) of the cumulative number of cases which have arisen between 16-29 June. Based on these data it can be concluded that the pace of the COVID-19 spread continues to slow. During the last fourteen days (between 17-30 June), a total of fifteen patients were diagnosed with the virus. Of these, two became infected at work (totalling 13.3% of cases), three within the family unit (20.0%), and one abroad (6.7%). The site of infection remained unknown in nine...
30.06.2020

COVID-19 blog, June 30: two positive test results were added in 24 hours

During the last day, the primary test of SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes 769 COVID-19 diseases, was analyzed in Estonia, two 2 positive test results were added. According to the data of the population register, one positive test result was received in Ida-Viru County (Narva city) and one in Harju County (Tallinn). Both positive subjects were tested due to admission to a scheduled treatment. The circumstances of the infection are being determined. As of the morning of June 30, four people in Estonia need hospital treatment due to the coronavirus, and one patient is under controlled...
29.06.2020

COVID-19 blog, June 29th: There were no positive COVID-19 test results in last 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 351 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, none of them showed positive results. According to the latest data from the morning of June 29th, 5 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom one is on ventilation. Over the 24-hour period no new COVID-19 linked death cases were reported. In total, the coronavirus has caused the deaths of 69 persons in Estonia. 375 persons have been discharged from hospitals and 388 disease cases have been closed. To date 1818 persons have recovered from the disease. 1386...
Viimase ööpäeva jooksul analüüsiti Eestis 368 haigust COVID-19 põhjustava SARS-CoV-2 viiruse esmast testi, lisandus üks positiivne testi tulemus.
28.06.2020

COVID-19 blog, June 28th: one new positive test result in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 368 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 1 showed positive results. Based on data from the population register, 1 new positive test were found in Harju County (Tallinn). According to the latest data from the morning of June 28th, 4 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom one is on ventilation. Over the 24-hour period no new COVID-19 linked death cases were reported. In total, the coronavirus has caused the deaths of 69 persons in Estonia. 375 persons have been discharged from hospitals...

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