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Number of coronavirus cases in Estonia rises to 79 on Friday

BC, Tallinn, 13.03.2020.Print version
Of the samples analyzed by laboratories across Estonia on Friday, 38 more tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total of confirmed cases in Estonia to 79, reported LETA/BNS.

Since Jan. 31, altogether 701 COVID-19 tests have been carried out. The health institutions with the capability for coronavirus testing at present are the Health Board, University of Tartu Hospital, Synlab, North Estonia Medical Center, East-Viru Central Hospital and Parnu Hospital.

A coronavirus sample is taken at the discretion of a healthcare professional who determines the need for analysis based on a case definition, that is the symptoms that have occurred, and whether the person has recently been at risk of developing the disease or may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

According to the Health Board, the high-risk areas are China, Italy, Iran and South Korea.

Moderate-risk areas include Germany -- North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Wuerttemberg and  Bavaria; France -- Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Ile-de-France; Tyrol ski resorts in Austria; Spain -- Madrid, Catalonia and the Basque Country; Japan; Singapore.

The risk of infection is high for people in countries with widespread local transmission.

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