Estonia’s new 14-day coronavirus rate per 100,000 population is now 594.89, while the proportion of positive test results over that period is now 11.9 percent.
All 15 Estonian counties have reported cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
Harju County, the most populous region in the country, recorded the highest number of new cases at 328 (280 of them in Tallinn) while Ida-Viru County recorded 81 cases. Pärnu County reported 55 new cases, Tartu County 39, Võru County 20, and Valga County 15.
Viljandi, Lääne-Viru and Rapla counties have each received 14 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, while Hiiumaa reported seven new cases, Jõgeva and Järva counties five each, Saaremaa and Põlva counties four each, and Lääne County three.
Ten of the new coronavirus cases identified in the past 24 hours were people with no address on the population register, according to the Health Board.
During this period, 4,758 primary coronavirus tests were performed, of which 618 were positive, a positive rate of 13 percent.
Four people infected with COVID-19 died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Estonia to 320.
The number of people hospitalized for the virus was 385, while 38 new coronavirus cases opened in hospitals.
According to the board, 1,282 people received the coronavirus vaccine. This brings the total number of recipients of the vaccine since the program started on December 26, 2020 to 17,959.
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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 home even if symptoms are mild.
- People who experience symptoms should contact their family doctor.
You can also download Estonia’s coronavirus notification app ‘HOIA’ which will notify you if you’ve been in close contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.
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