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 2022-01-16 10:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Hospitals treating 280 coronavirus patients...

Hospitals in Estonia were treating 280 patients with the coronavirus on Sunday, the Health Board reports....

 2022-01-15 13:39 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Covid test results to be combined with 'flu, RSV starting Monday...

From Monday, those getting tested for Covid at public testing points will also receive results on their 'flu and Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) status, all from the same test sample....

 2022-01-15 13:39 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Covid test results to be combined with those for 'flu, RSV starting Monday...

From Monday, those getting tested for Covid at public testing points will also receive results on their 'flu and Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) status, all from the same test sample....

 2022-01-15 12:15 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Start of new school term sees highest Covid figures since survey began...

The return of schools from the Christmas and New Year's break has seen a surge in the number of Covid cases revealed by in-school rapid testing. The figure for the past week, 1,224 positive cases, is the highest since the regular, weekly testing comme...

 2022-01-15 11:07 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia's Covid travel restrictions on arrivals from Monday, January 17...

With the exception of the Vatican City State, from Monday, January 17 2022, all European countries are on Estonia's travel restrictions "Red" list, meaning unvaccinated individuals must quarantine 10 days on arrival. Romania, previously on the...

 2022-01-15 09:37 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 264 hospitalized patients, 2,220 new cases, 6 deaths...

As of Saturday morning, 264 people are hospitalized due to the coronavirus, the Health Board (Terviseamet) reports. Six people who had contracted Covid died over the past 24 hours, while 2,220 new Covid cases were identified in Estonia over that time-fram...

 2022-01-14 13:02 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Excessive mortality in 2021 caused by heat, aging population and COVID-19...

Last year, deaths in Estonia increased around 20 percent compared to the year prior. The coronavirus and heat waves in the summer are behind the drastic jump with an aging population supplementing them....

 2022-01-14 10:39 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Wastewater survey: Coronavirus content has decreased over previous week...

The amount of coronavirus particles in wastewater has decreased some compared to last week, results from the most recent round of the Health Board's wastewater survey shows. The virus has spread very widely in the Viimsi-Muuga region near Tallinn....

 2022-01-14 08:33 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 269 hospitalized patients, 2,087 new cases, 3 deaths...

As of Friday morning, 269 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and a record 2,087 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were three deaths....

 2022-01-13 16:14 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Kersna: Let us try to keep our heads cool, hearts warm and schools open...

Another seven-week school period kicked off on Monday. Minister of Education and Research Liina Kersna (Reform) reminds us of coronavirus guidelines compliance with which can help contain the spread of the virus and avoid schools having to switch to remot...

 2022-01-13 08:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 241 hospitalized patients, 2,438 new cases, 4 deaths...

As of Thursday morning, 241 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and a record 2,438 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were four deaths....

 2022-01-12 15:48 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Independence Day reception canceled for second consecutive year...

The president's Independence Day reception will be canceled due to the spread of the coronavirus also this year. ERR will bring the Independence Day concert and President Alar Karis' speech to the public from the Estonia Theater on February 24....

 2022-01-12 13:42 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Lauristin: It saddens me that EKRE has given the elite a bad name...

University of Tartu Professor Emeritus Marju Lauristin (Social Democratic Party) told ERR in an end of the year interview that it is still hard to say how thoroughly the coronavirus crisis has changed Estonia, while the state of society could be described...

 2022-01-12 12:19 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: Coronavirus infection R rate has hit 1.3...

Last week, coronavirus infections in Estonia grew 70 percent, especially among young people. The infection reproduction number R has grown to 1.3, the Health Board announced on Wednesday....

 2022-01-12 09:58 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Popov in support of reimplementing rapid tests for public space entry...

West Tallinn Central Hospital (LTKH) chief physician and former Health Board emergency medicine chief Arkadi Popov told ERR that he would support reimplementing the use of rapid tests to enter public spaces and events. A similar proposal was made by the R...

 2022-01-12 08:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 240 hospitalized patients, 2,202 new cases, 4 deaths...

As of Wednesday morning, 240 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 2,202 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were four deaths....

 2022-01-11 12:08 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Minister: Negative test proof could be reapplied if Delta strain recedes...

Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik (Center) told ERR that the risk of coronavirus spread is no longer too high and if the spread of the Delta strain was to deteriorate, the option of presenting proof of a negative test when entering public spaces cou...

 2022-01-11 09:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

PERH doctor: Omicron coronavirus strain will fill hospitals...

The number of patients admitted to hospital is expected to rise as the Omicron coronavirus strain is spreading rapidly, the chief physician of the North Estonia Medical Center (PERH) said on Tuesday....

 2022-01-11 08:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 251 hospitalized patients, 1,981 new cases, 3 deaths...

As of Tuesday morning, 251 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 1,260 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were three deaths, one being a 7-year old boy....

 2022-01-11 06:51 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Bakers: Expensive electricity will raise price of pastries...

Increased electricity bills are eating away at the stocks entrepreneurs have managed to save up during the coronavirus crisis. Bakeries say that rising energy, raw material and labor prices will eventually lead to higher product prices....

 2022-01-10 10:26 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Scientific council: Government to be informed of recommendations first...

The government's new scientific council is starting its work from Monday and is planning to share less of the discussions with the media and stay away from specific opinions regarding the restrictions....

 2022-01-10 09:59 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board emergency chief: Hospitals are anxious...

Hospitals are very anxious as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus seems set to bring forth an increased wave of infections, but it is still uncertain if the need for hospitalizations will increase much, said Health Board emergency medicine chief Urmas ...

 2022-01-10 08:32 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 237 hospitalized patients, 1,260 new cases, 1 death...

As of Monday morning, 237 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 1,260 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There was one death....

 2022-01-09 10:08 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Hospitals treating 235 coronavirus patients...

Hospitals in Estonia were treating 235 patients with the coronavirus on Sunday morning of whom 184 needed treatment for severe COVID-19. Of those, 144 or 78 percent were unvaccinated and 40 or 22 percent vaccinated....

 2022-01-08 12:09 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia's Covid travel restrictions on arrivals from Monday, January 10...

Estonia's Covid travel restrictions from Monday, January 10 remain unchanged on the previous week for European countries, with just the Vatican and Romania on the 'Green' list (no restrictions), no states on the 'Yellow' list and all t...

 2022-01-08 09:45 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Latvia extends Covid state of emergency to end of February...

The government of Estonia's southern neighbor, Latvia, has decided to extend its coronavirus state of emergency to the end of February, the English-language portal of public broadcaster LSM reports....

 2022-01-08 09:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 228 hospitalized patients, 1,648 new cases, 3 deaths...

A total of 228 people are hospitalized due to the coronavirus as of Saturday morning, the Health Board (Tervisamet) says. 1,648 new Covid cases have been identified in Estonia over the past 24 hours, the board says, while three people who had contracted t...

 2022-01-08 09:10 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Covid council: Restrictions could be eased when hospitalizations under 100...

Hospitalization due to Covid numbers are key, the council said if they fall below 100 nationwide, the easing of restrictions can be lifted, the newly-composed government Covid advisory council said Friday, notwithstanding a pledge made at the same press c...

 2022-01-07 12:46 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Wastewater survey: The rate of coronavirus has increased considerably...

This week's wastewater study results show that the amount of coronavirus in Estonia has significantly increased since last week, the Health Board announced on Friday. Almost 75 percent of the samples tested positive for the coronavirus....

 2022-01-07 11:26 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Specialist visits more accessible last year, but surgery queues remain long...

People awaiting specialized doctor visits last year received treatment faster than the year prior, but the schedules for planned surgeries have gotten even longer in relation to the coronavirus crisis. Fields such as psychiatry were able to improve the ba...

 2022-01-07 10:26 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Tallinn extends rent discount for covid-hit businesses until April...

Tallinn City Government will extend the rental discount for businesses using the city's commercial premises until the end of April to help reduce the effect of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-01-07 08:55 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 229 hospitalized patients, 1,730 new cases, 6 deaths...

On Friday morning, 229 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals in Estonia, the Health Board said. There were six deaths and 1,730 new cases confirmed during the last day....

 2022-01-07 08:09 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Estonia's Coronavirus risk level rises to 'very high'...

Estonia's coronavirus risk level has risen to "very high" or "red" due to the rapid spread of the Omicron strain, the government said on Thursday....

 2022-01-07 07:37 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Maimets invited several former council members to new line-up...

According to the new chief of the government's advisory scientific council Toivo Maimets, he would have liked to see at least a few previous council members join his new line-up, but they all refused and said they have not been able to deal with their...

 2022-01-06 17:02 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Authority: Scrapping unused Covid shots better than turning children away...

While the vaccination of children against Covid can see some wastage, given they require smaller doses than adults, the guiding principle is that this is preferable to turning children away unvaccinated....

 2022-01-06 12:01 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

New members of government's Covid advisory council announced...

The head of the government's scientific council, cell biology professor at the University of Tartu Toivo Maimets, introduced the new members of the government's coronavirus advisory board - dubbed the Scientific Council - on Thursday. The new coun...

 2022-01-06 10:42 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Government shortens self-isolation period for unvaccinated people to 7 days...

The government decided on Thursday to shorten the self-isolation period for unvaccinated people from ten days to seven....

 2022-01-06 09:00 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 229 hospitalized patients, 1,643 new cases, 3 deaths...

On Thursday morning, 229 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals in Estonia, the Health Board said. There were three deaths and 1,643 new cases confirmed during the last day....

 2022-01-05 13:08 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: Rate of vaccinated and unvaccinated infected has equalized...

Over the last week, the rate of infected people that have been vaccinated against the coronavirus with at least one dose exceeded that of infected unvaccinated people, but unvaccinated people still make up nearly 75 percent of all hospitalized patients, t...

 2022-01-05 12:28 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Children will not receive booster doses anytime soon...

There has not been a decision regarding booster doses for children, Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik (Center) said, adding that vaccine producers have also not presented corresponding applications....

 2022-01-05 11:16 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Government to discuss shortening self-isolation requirement...

The government will discuss whether or not to shorten the self-isolation requirement for people deemed close contacts to someone infected with the coronavirus, Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab (Center) said....

 2022-01-05 11:16 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Covid self-isolation requirement likely to be cut to five days...

The Health Board (Terviseamet) may halve the quarantine period for Covid close family contacts, from its current 10 days, to five. Extra precautions will be in place including a recommendation to rapid test at the end of a quarantine period, before return...

 2022-01-05 10:21 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Vaccination coverage may never reach 70 percent...

Given the current pace of first coronavirus vaccine doses, the vaccination coverage nationwide likely won't reach 70 percent this year. If some vaccinated people don't then get a booster shot, the effective vaccine coverage could even decrease on ...

 2022-01-05 08:33 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 231 hospitalized patients, 1,491 new cases, 2 death...

As of Wednesday morning, 231 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 1,491 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There were two deaths....

 2022-01-05 08:24 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Booster dose can be given 5 months after recovery from coronavirus...

Estonia's Immunoprophylaxis Expert Committee has agreed people recovered from coronavirus can be offered vaccine booster dose five months after recovery....

 2022-01-04 11:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

New scientific council chief likely to provide line-up on Thursday...

The government's scientific advisory council's new chief Toivo Maimets is likely to provide the government with a line-up on Thursday, the government's press office told ERR on Tuesday....

 2022-01-04 09:37 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: Reporting vaccination statuses daily leaves wrong impression...

Health Board acting director general Mari-Anne Hrma said on Tuesday that the board's decision to begin publishing the vaccination status of those who have contracted Covid on a weekly basis was made because publishing the information daily makes it se...

 2022-01-04 08:34 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: 238 hospitalized patients, 1,497 new cases, 1 death...

As of Tuesday morning, 238 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals across Estonia and 1,497 new cases were recorded in the last day, data from the Health Board shows. There was one death....

 2022-01-04 07:54 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Health Board: Omicron unlikely to bring along complete lockdown...

The spread of the Omicron variant is unlikely to cause the state to establish a complete lockdown, Health Board acting director general Mari-Anne Hrma told Vikerraadio's morning show "Vikerhommik"; on Tuesday....

 2022-01-04 07:25 

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Hospitalized coronavirus patients not suffering from Omicron strain...

The Omicron coronavirus strain has not caused hospitalizations to suddenly spike, data shows. COVID-19 patients in Estonia's hospitals are suffering from other variants....

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