Health Board: 18 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the past...

Health Board: 18 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the past...
Health Board: 18 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the past...
According to the population register, eight cases were diagnosed in Ida-Viru County, four cases in Harju County, two cases in Jõgeva County and one case in Tartu County. The remaining three cases had no information in the register and often related to foreigners.

The average infection rate after 14 days is now 46.5 per 100,000 population.

Eastern region

Of the eight new cases in Ida-Viru county, five were attributed to infection at school, two to family infection, and the remaining case involved travel from Russia.

There are a total of seven active outbreaks in East Estonia: the Kohtla Järve school outbreak (11 cases), the Ida Viru family and acquaintance outbreak (eight cases), the Jõhvi school outbreak (eight cases), the Jõhvi nursing homes outbreak (18 cases), the Sillamäe School breakout (27 cases), the so-called entertainment venue breakout (10 cases) and the Narva job breakout (seven cases).

The Health Board’s eastern arm is monitoring 967 people, 203 of whom have COVID-19.

Northern region

All four new cases in Harju County were in Tallinn, one was traced back to contact with a previously infected family member, and the remaining three cases are currently under investigation by the Health Board.

There are a total of six outbreaks in Northern Estonia: hospital outbreak (42 cases), Tallinn School outbreak (39 cases), first workplace outbreak (39 cases), second workplace outbreak (eight cases), family and acquittal outbreak (five cases) and a third workplace outbreak with seven cases.

The Northern Regional Department of the Health Board monitors 1,798 people, 288 of whom will be diagnosed with COVID-19.

Southern and Western regions

The new cases in Jõgeva and Tartu counties were all related to contact with someone who was previously infected with the novel coronavirus.

The southern regional department is monitoring an active outbreak with 24 cases and a total of 346 people, 39 of whom are infected with COVID-19.

In western Estonia, there is an outbreak with a family infected with COVID-19 (six cases) in Saaremaa. 129 people are monitored in West Estonia, and 27 people are diagnosed with the coronavirus.

32 people are being treated in the hospital, two in assisted breathing

From Monday morning, 32 people will be treated in the hospital, one of them with breathing assistance. There are five patients in the intensive care unit.

An estimated 618 cases of the coronavirus are active in Estonia as of Monday.

961 tests were performed in the last 24 hours. A total of 233,241 tests have been conducted since early March, with a total of 3,883 (1.66 percent) diagnosed cases of COVID-19.

No deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours. According to the Health Board, the coronavirus has claimed 68 lives in Estonia since March.

The average infection rate after 14 days is 46.5 per 100,000 population.

For more data, see koroonakaart, which has detailed data in Estonian, Russian and English.

How can the spread of the coronavirus be stopped?

  • The most efficient measure is to keep your distance.
  • It is advisable to wear a mask in crowded places and especially indoors where it is not possible to keep your distance from other people.
  • Closed, overcrowded rooms should be avoided whenever possible.
  • Hands must be washed frequently with soap and warm water.
  • If you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with disposable paper.
  • Those who get sick should stay at home even if symptoms are mild.
  • People who experience symptoms should contact their family doctor.

Download ‘HOIA’

You can also download Estonia’s coronavirus exposure notification app ‘HOIA’ which will notify you if you’ve been in close contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.

The free app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store. Read the function of ERR News for the app here.

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