Health Board: Six new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed over last 24 hours

Six new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the last 24 hours with all cases in Tartu County, the Health Board announced on Monday.

One of the diagnosed cases is traced back to a formerly monitored person, the other five are still being investigated.

An epidemiological study shows that a total of 37 cases are related to an outbreak at Vabank night club, 18 to an outbreak at culture bar Naiiv and 15 to Shooters bar.

As of Monday morning, eight people are being treated in hospital, one person is under a ventilator.

There are an estimated 124 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Estonia with a total of 126,738 tests carried out since February, of which 2,158 have been confirmed as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

There were no deaths reported, leaving the total at 63. The last death recorded was on June 2. On August 1, the Health Board reported it had corrected the amount of deaths recorded directly the result of COVID-19 in Estonia from 69, to 63.

The Health Board reminds everyone that even after the end of the emergency situation, vigilance towards COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases should stay high: hand hygiene, social distancing and staying home when sick are still important measures to follow. The coronavirus is spread mainly from person-to-person, usually via close contact with an infected person. Close contact is seen as a situation where people are closer than two meters to each other for 15 minutes.

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