The risk level of coronavirus spreading in Estonia decreased from high to moderate

08.06.2021 | 14:16

Stenbock House, 8 June 2021 – At a cabinet meeting, the members of the government noted that all critical indicators of the spread of the coronavirus have improved and the risk level has decreased from high to moderate, i.e. from orange to yellow. This means that there are pockets of infection in the communities, but the virus is not widespread and the societal goal is primarily to prevent infections among vulnerable groups.
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“Our epidemiological situation has seen significant improvement and we have managed to reduce the weekly average of daily new cases to under 100,” said Prime Minister Kaja Kallas. “We can enjoy the summer, but we must not lose our vigilance, because the virus has not disappeared completely. We need to keep in mind the main goal – to keep Estonia free from new restrictions, and everyone can contribute to this, especially by vaccinating and explaining the importance of vaccinating to relatives who have not yet been vaccinated.”

Seven indicators are taken into account when assessing the level of risk. The average number of infections and deaths in the last seven days, which today are 81.1 and 0.9, respectively. There is also the positive test rate, which has remained on a downward trend and is currently at 2.04 per cent. The number of people hospitalised, undergoing hospital treatment, and the number of COVID-19 patients receiving medical ventilation are also taken into account, which today are 6, 80, and 6, respectively. The proportion of infected people with an unidentified route of infection among all infected people in the past 14 days is also taken into account when assessing the level of risk.

The four-tier system of risk levels reflects the epidemiological coronavirus situation in Estonia and provides guidelines and possible activities for limiting the spread of the coronavirus at the individual, organisation, and state level. Green, yellow, orange, and red indicate low, moderate, high, and very high risk, respectively.

At a moderate level of risk, the following recommendations apply: wear a protective mask in public indoor spaces; avoid crowded and confined spaces; if possible, meet with acquaintances outdoors and reduce the number of people you meet. Read more: https://www.kriis.ee/en/when-risk-level-medium

The government reviews the risk level once per week and the current level of risk is visible on the website kriis.ee.

Additional information:
Sectoral guidelines for the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus
Explanatory video on the average level of risk of coronavirus spreading on YouTube channel of the government
General codes of conduct for individuals and organisations
Action Plan for the Organisation of Society in the Context of the Coronavirus

Government Communication Unit

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