Estonia’s new 14-day coronavirus rate per 100,000 population is 606.63, with a positive test rate of 13 percent over that period.
5,348 primary coronavirus tests were performed in the past 24 hours, with 556 returning positive, a rate of 10.4 percent.
New cases of coronavirus have been detected in all 15 counties of Estonia.
According to the population register, Harju County recorded the most new infections with 263 people. 206 new cases of it were in the capital Tallinn.
In Ida-Viru County, the other hardest hit region in the country, 118 new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours, while Pärnu County has 33, Lääne-Viru County 31, Tartu County 25 and im Viljandi County 16 were recorded, says the Health Board.
The numbers for Valga County were 12, nine new cases appeared in Võru and Põlva Counties and eight in Järva County. There were six new coronavirus cases in Lääne County and Saaremaa, four in Jõgeva County, three in Hiiumaa and one in Rapla County.
Another 12 cases, according to the population register data, had no place of residence associated with the persons concerned.
The eight deaths reported overnight bring the total number of people who died from the causes of the virus to 278.
Hospitals opened 34 new COVID-19 cases and treated 384 patients for the virus, up from 11 the previous day.
42 patients are in intensive care, two fewer than on Friday, and 28 of them were ventilated (no change the day before), the board said.
As of Saturday morning, 10,197 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia, up from 2,224 the previous day.
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