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08.05.2020

The Health Board: close contacts should still be avoided, events should be organized outdoors

According to the risk matrix of the Health Board, the coronavirus is a threat mainly to people in closed indoor spaces and/or in close contact with an infected person, the risk group of the virus is the elderly and the chronically ill. The goal of the risk matrix is to give people practical advice for the months of May and June, so that they could objectively assess the health safety of meetings planned under the conditions of reduced restrictions and implement necessary precautionary measures. “Considering that it is spring and the weather is nice, we recommend preferring events and...
08.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, May 8: 5 additional positive tests in the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, 1 279 first time tests of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 were analyzed, 5 of which, or 0.4%, turned out to be positive. According to the population register data, 1 additional positive test result was registered to Harju County (Tallinn), 3 to Pärnu County (Pärnu) and 1 to Saare County. As of the morning of May 8, 58 people in Estonia require hospitalization and 5 of those require ventilation. 268 people have been discharged from the hospital, 277 cases have been closed. No additional deaths occurred in the last 24 hours. Altogether the coronavirus has...
07.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, 4 May: 7 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 1583 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 7 (0,4%) showed positive results. Based on data from the population register, 6 new positive tests were found in Tallinn and one in Võru County. According to the latest data from the morning of 4 May, 61 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 4 are on ventilation. 264 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 273 disease cases have been closed. During the past 24 hours, a 63 year old woman being treated at the Tartu University Hospital died. In...
06.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, May 6:  two positive cases added over previous 24h

Over last 24 hours, 1,541 SARS-CoV-2 first time virus tests causing COVID-19 were analysed, of which 2, i.e. 0.1% came back positive. As of the morning of May 6, 67 people require hospitalisation due to the coronavirus, four of them require ventilation. 257 people have been discharged; 264 cases have been closed.  No deaths occurred over previous 24h.  Total 55 people have died in Estonia due to the coronavirus. In total, 58,955 first time tests have been performed in Estonia, of which 1,713 i.e. 2,9% have come back positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus. Detailed statistical...
05.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, May 5:  eight positive cases added over previous 24h

Over last 24 hours, 1,659 SARS-CoV-2 virus tests causing COVID-19 were analysed, of which 8, i.e. 0.5% came back positive. Based on Population Register data, Harju County had 5 (4 in Tallinn), Lääne County had 1, Tartu County 1 new case of the coronavirus. For one person who tested positive the registered place of residence is not currently known and will be determined. As of the morning of May 5, 70 people require hospitalisation due to the coronavirus, six of them require ventilation. 254 people have been discharged; 261 cases have been closed.  No deaths occurred over previous...
04.05.2020

COVID-19 blog, 4 May: 3 new positive test results in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 580 tests were analysed for the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which 3 (0,5%) showed positive results. Based on data from the population register, two new positive tests were found in Harju County (both in Tallinn) and one in Hiiu County. According to the latest data from the morning of 4 May, 77 patients require hospitalisation in Estonia due to the coronavirus, of whom 6 are on ventilation. 247 persons have been discharged from hospitals, 259 disease cases have been closed. In total, 55 people have died due to the coronavirus in Estonia. A total of 55...
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30.04.2020

COVID-19 blog, April 30:  23 positive cases added over previous 24h

Over last 24 hours, 1,563 SARS-CoV-2 virus tests causing COVID-19 were analysed, of which 23, i.e. 1.5% came back positive. Based on Population Register data, Pärnu County had 16, Harju County 3, Tartu County 3, and Järva County 1 new case of the coronavirus. As of the morning of April 30, 75 people require hospitalisation due to the coronavirus, nine of them require ventilation. 249 people have been discharged, 10 of them were discharged during the previous 24h. Two residents of Pärnu Tammiste nursing care home died during the previous 24h due to the coronavirus.  An 82-year...
29.04.2020

Nine new positive COVID-19 cases added over last 24 hours

Over last 24 hours 1,677 COVID-19 virus tests were analysed in Estonia, 9 tests, i.e. 0.5% of them came back positive.  In total, 51,188 first time tests have been performed in Estonia, of which 1,666 i.e. 3.3% have shown positive results. As of the morning of April 29, 89 patients require hospitalisation due to the novel coronavirus, ten persons require ventilation. 236 people have been discharged (in comparison with the data published yesterday, the number of people discharged from the Tartu University Clinic has been adjusted due to the data quality issues).  There have been...
28.04.2020

Thirteen new positive COVID-19 cases added over last 24 hours

Over last 24 hours 1,124 COVID-19 virus tests were analysed in Estonia, 13 tests, i.e. 1.2% of them came back positive.  In total, 49,527 first time tests have been performed in Estonia, of which 1,660 i.e. 3.4% have shown positive results. As of the morning of April 28, 91 patients require hospitalisation due to the novel coronavirus, nine persons require ventilation. 240 people have been discharged. There have been no deaths due to the coronavirus during the previous 24 h period. Total 50 people have died in Estonia due to the coronavirus. Six people who have tested positive in...
27.04.2020

Four new positive COVID-19 cases added over last 24 hours

Over last 24 hours nineteen COVID-19 virus tests were analysed in Estonia, 4 tests, i.e. 0.8% of them came back positive.  In total, 48,406 first time tests have been performed in Estonia, of which 1,647 i.e. 3.4% have shown positive results. As of the morning of April 27, 95 patients require hospitalisation due to the novel coronavirus, seven persons require ventilation. 233 people have been discharged. During the previous 24 h period an 89-year old man died at Ida-Viru Central Hospital.  Total 50 people have died in Estonia due to the coronavirus. Two people who have...

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