Coronavirus risk level in Estonia drops from medium to low

  • 2021-06-22
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – On Tuesday, the risk of the spread of the coronavirus in Estonia fell from yellow, or medium level, to green, or low level, which means that coronavirus spreads in the community as individual cases.

According to Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, we have reached the green risk level already before Midsummer Day, which allows us to ease even the last restrictions. "This means a respite from the restrictions that have exhausted us for months," she said. "However, caution should continue to be exercised as the coronavirus and especially the infectious delta strain are still spreading. Now is also high time to prepare for the fall period, and I therefore call on everyone who has not yet done so to get vaccinated. The more Estonians are protected from the coronavirus, the longer we will be able to avoid an increase in the level of threat."

The four-level system of risk levels arises from the plan for the management of social life in the conditions of the coronavirus. Green, yellow, orange and red indicate low, medium, high and very high risk, respectively. For each level of risk, possible actions have been suggested on how each person, institution and the state can contribute to limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

At the green risk level, everyone is advised to eat healthily, exercise and rest adequately, as well as wash their hands and get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Even with mild symptoms, people should stay home, consult their doctor and get tested if COVID-19 is suspected. In addition, it is worth using the HOIA mobile application, which informs the user if they have been in close contact with a coronavirus carrier while moving around among people.

The risk assessment takes into account the average number of infections and deaths over the last seven days, as well as the number of positive tests, the number of people hospitalized, the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital and on mechanical ventilation and the proportion of people with an infection route unidentified for 14 days among all infected persons. The level of risk is reviewed by the government once a week and is published on the website