4 coronavirus patients critical in Estonia

  • 2020-03-23
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – A total of 17 people are being treated for the coronavirus in hospital in Estonia, six of these people need intensive care and the condition of four of them is critical, health authorities said late on Monday afternoon. 

There are three coronavirus patients in Parnu Hospital, two of whom are stable and one is critical. The East Tallinn Central Hospital is treating two patients, whose condition is stable, the Health Board said. 

The North Estonia Medical Center is treating two coronavirus patients, both of whom are in critical condition. University of Tartu Hospital is treating three coronavirus patients, one of whom is in critical condition in intensive care. The West Tallinn Central Hospital is treating seven people, the condition of all of them is stable and they don't need intensive care.

Seven patients have been released from hospital.

A total of 352 people had been diagnosed with the coronavirus in Estonia as on Monday morning, 26 more than the day before.

During 24 hours, the returns of 495 tests were received, 78 more than during the previous similar period, the Health Board said in the morning. Altogether 3,724 tests have been conducted since testing started in Estonia.

Of the 26 people whose positive test return was registered during the past day, 16 are residents of Saaremaa, five of Harju County that includes the capital Tallinn, four of Voru County and one of Tartu County, the Health Board said.

Of those infected less than 6 percent are younger than 20 and 17 percent are over the age of 60.