Estonia’s new 14-day rate for coronavirus per 100,000 population is now 557.8, with the percentage of positive primary coronavirus tests now standing at 10 percent.
In the last 24 Horus, 7,124 coronavirus tests were analyzed, with 702 or 9.9 percent of the total coming back positive.
All but one of Estonia’s 15 counties had new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
The majority of the new cases came from Harju County. 460 people tested positive, 356 of them in Tallinn.
80 new cases were recorded in Ida-Viru County, 30 each in Tartu County and Pärnu County, 18 in Järva County, 14 in Saaremaa and 11 in Valga County.
Rapla County recorded nine new COVID-19 cases, Viljandi County and Lääne-Viru County had eight, Hiiumaa County seven, Võrumaa County three, and Lääne and Põlva Counties one each.
Jõgeva County was the only one of the 15 counties in Estonia that had no new cases.
In addition, in 15 new coronavirus cases, no data has been attached to the people in the population register on which the Health Board bases its location data.
The number of hospital stays has fallen to 365 (from 371) since Wednesday morning, according to the Health Board.
Three people died in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll from causes related to the coronavirus to 195.
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 exposure 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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