Coronavirus risk level in Estonia again climbs to high

  • 2021-12-23
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - The government on Thursday took cognizance of the fact that the coronavirus risk level in Estonia has climbed by one notch and now again stands at the high, or orange level, spokespeople for the government said.

The average daily number of new infections in Estonia is 634.9 cases for the past seven days. The seven-day average for hospitalizations is 22.71 per day. The seven-day average number of coronavirus deaths is currently 4.29 per day. 

The infection rate among people aged over 60, measured as a seven-day average, is 84.1 people per day. The number of COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilation is at present 14.

The coverage of the adult population with two doses of vaccine is currently 71.08 percent, with a total of 267,877 people having received booster doses.

The government said that vaccination plays a very important role in getting the epidemic under control. In Estonia, vaccination is open to all people aged five years or older. 

The government has lifted the 11 p.m. closing time requirement for entertainment establishments and similar for the period from Dec. 31 to the morning of Jan. 2. In order to prevent the emergence of new outbreaks, all safety rules must be observed at indoor public events. Only people who present a COVID certificate are allowed to participate in such events.

The restrictions and control measures in place are assessed by the government every two weeks, while the risk level is reviewed by the government on a weekly basis.