Coronavirus risk level in Estonia raised to very high

14.10.2021 | 14:48

Stenbock House, 14 October 2021 – Based on the current infection rate, the risk of the spread of coronavirus has risen in Estonia to the highest (red) level. According to the COVID risk matrix, there is a very high risk of the spread of the virus if the average infection rate over the preceding seven days is 1000 or more people per day. Infection is currently widespread throughout the country, with the total number of new cases growing rapidly.
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The seven-day hospitalisation average is also increasing, standing at 42 at present. In that respect the risk level is orange or ‘high risk’.

Among other indicators determining the coronavirus risk level, the seven-day average number of deaths from COVID-19 is 3.67, which equates to the average level. The average rate of infection among people over 60 in the last seven days has been rounded to 153, while the number of COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilation is 21. Both figures equate to the ‘high risk’ category.

The government also monitors the proportion of the adult population that has been fully vaccinated, which at present is 64.15%.

For more detailed coronavirus data, see https://www.terviseamet.ee/et/koroonaviirus/koroonakaart.

In a very high-risk scenario, COVID regulations are designed to ensure the availability of emergency medical assistance and to bring the epidemic under control.

It is very important to observe the measures that have been put in place: wearing masks in indoor public spaces where coronavirus status is not checked, keeping your distance from others, disinfecting your hands and staying at home if you feel unwell. In places where coronavirus status is checked, you must present your COVID-19 certificate.

Everyone is urged to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves against falling seriously ill or being hospitalised with COVID. The more people there are who are fully vaccinated, the less pressure there will be on hospitals and on the overall availability of medical assistance.

Vaccinations have been made as convenient to obtain as possible throughout the country. Anyone who is still undecided as to whether to get vaccinated can make an informed decision by calling the family doctor hotline (1220) or speaking to their own doctor. Information about vaccination hubs is available by calling 1247 or online at vaktsineeri.ee.

Government Communication Office