TALLINN – Speaking at a press conference about the current COVID-19 situation on Wednesday, Estonia's Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik predicted that a drop in infections is not far away.
"Europe is on a so-called plateau or sees a slight decline in infections, which is positive news. True, in our region we are on an upward trend, but the turning point is already imminent," Kiik said.
According to Kiik, the figures are expected to embark on a decline already at the end of this week or next week.
"Today, if we look at the last seven days, the upward momentum has clearly slowed. We are moving in the right direction. We are convinced that we will hit the turning point this week or next. We have seen a similar trend in other countries, such as France and Denmark, Britain and the Nordic countries," the Center Party minister said.
"At the same time, the burden on hospitals is not changing so quickly, although the number of seriously ill patients has also decreased somewhat," Kiik noted.
Also the number of days that people need to stay in hospital has decreased to eight days from 10-11 days in the past.
"This is a result of vaccination. Vaccination is done to protect life and health and is the best way to protect against serious illness," the minister added.