COVID-19: 487 positive tests were added in 24 hours, four infected in Lääne County

Haapsalu testing point. Photo: Arvo Tarmula

During the last day, 4968 coronavirus tests were analyzed in Estonia, of which 487 or 9.8% of the total number of primary positive tests.

According to the population register, the most new positive test results were received in Harju County, where 274 people were diagnosed with coronavirus infection. 229 of the new cases of Harju County are in Tallinn.

84 new positive test results were added to Ida-Viru County, 39 to Tartu County, 22 to Pärnu County, 15 to Võru County, 12 to Raplamaa and 8 new positive test results to Lääne-Virumaa and Jõgeva County. 5 new cases of infection were added to Viljandi County, 4 to Järvamaa and Läänemaa, 2 to Põlva County, 1 to Hiiu, Saare and Valgamaa. After receiving 7 positive test results, there was no place of residence indicated in the population register.

The incidence per 100,000 people in the last 14 days is 534.4 and the proportion of primary positive results out of the total number of tests performed is 11.2%.

A total of 44 new COVID-19 cases were opened during the day, 391 patients in need of hospital treatment

As of the morning of January 23, there are 391 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, of whom 45 need intensive care, of whom 29 are on controlled breathing.

A total of 44 new COVID-19 cases were opened. 32 people were sent home, 14 people were transferred to a non-COVID-19 ward, 3 people were transferred to another hospital and one person was declared false positive.

During the day, 10 people infected with the coronavirus died – a 94-year-old woman, a 92-year-old woman, a 91-year-old woman, two 88-year-old men, an 86-year-old woman, an 80-year-old man and a woman, a 72-year-old man and a 66-year-old man . A total of 368 people infected with the coronavirus have died in Estonia.

To date, 2,218 COVID-19 cases in 2,176 people have been completed in hospitals.

As of January 23, 29,747 people have recovered. Of these, 21,409 people (72%) have had their case terminated, 8,338 people (28%) have had a positive test more than 28 days, and the person is not in hospital, ie waiting for confirmation of recovery.

Since the development of the coronavirus detection capability in Estonia in the spring of 2020, more than 736,488 SARS-CoV2 virus tests have been performed. There have been a total of 40,184 primary positive tests (5.5% of the total number of tests). More detailed statistics on corona tests can be viewed

In Estonia, 25,704 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19

25,704 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Statistics on vaccinations can be viewed from the coronavirus data of the Health Board. The person can view their vaccinations on the Patient Portal

The second dose of vaccine is provided to vaccinees and COVID-19 vaccination will continue despite a small reduction in supplies. Vaccination in nursing homes will be continued and vaccination of healthcare workers with the 2nd dose of the vaccine will also be started. Expansion of vaccination target groups will be postponed by at least a week. Vaccines are well tolerated, with transient side effects occurring in 0.4% of vaccinees.

The aim of COVID-19 vaccination is to protect at-risk groups who are more likely to become infected or whose disease may be more severe, to prevent and reduce COVID-19-related illness and death, to reduce the burden on the health system and the economy and to ensure the normal functioning of society.

Vaccination will be given as a matter of priority to healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals, care home staff and residents, as well as people over the age of 70 and with certain diagnoses who may have a more severe COVID-19 disease due to their health. As soon as a sufficient amount of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Estonia, vaccination will be made available to other target groups and the entire population.

Download the HOIA app

Download Google Play or App Storevia the HOIA mobile application on your phone, which notifies you if you have been in close contact with a coronary virus carrier. You can also notify other users of your illness anonymously. The phones of the users of the application exchange anonymous codes and the country, the manufacturer of the application and the manufacturer of the phone cannot know who was in close contact with whom. Read more

According to the Health and Welfare Information Systems Center (TEHIK), the HOIA application has been downloaded 258,548 times to date. 2792 cases have been reported as sick through the application, of which there are currently 311 active cases.

The website gathers information on consignment note, cross-border and paid testing. In addition, there is necessary information for doctors and employers. On this page, you can also book an appointment if you have a delivery note, get certificate information, customer support numbers and location coordinates for testing locations.

The intensity of morbidity in Estonia is very high

The incidence of COVID-19 is high throughout Estonia. The disease is growing significantly in Pärnu County and the virus is still widespread in Harju County and Ida-Viru County. Extensive restrictions in Harju County and Ida-Virus will last at least until the end of January. In Harjumaa and Ida-Virumaa schools, contact education will be resumed from 25 January.

In order for our medical system to withstand and not endanger the lives and health of other people, we must adhere to all the measures that have been taken to protect our health. We avoid contacts, keep our distance, wear a mask! Minimize your contact with other people and stay at home as much as possible to reduce the risk of getting infected yourself and passing the infection on to others in the family.

From that year, sickness benefit is paid from the second day of illness. The COVID-19 patient is also entitled to sickness benefit for days in self-isolation. The employee’s deductible is the first day of illness, the employer pays the benefit from the second to the fifth day and the health insurance fund pays the benefit from the sixth day. More information can be found on the EHIF’s website.

Only look for reliable information on coronavirus, COVID-19 and vaccines from reliable sources. Information on vaccination can be found on the website More information on COVID-19 can be found on the Health Board’s website and Facebook page.

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