Estonian Health Board: 704 of those who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered

  • 2020-05-07
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Based on data from the health information system, 704 people in Estonia who were diagnosed on the basis of a positive COVID-19 test can be considered recovered as of Thursday, additionally, another 453 cases are awaiting confirmation of recovery by doctors in the health information system.

Considered as recovered are those people whose case has been marked as closed by a doctor in the health information system.

"Attending physicians are monitoring people's recovery and recording it in the medical history, the summary of which is transmitted to the health information system," Ingrid Rooda, head of project and information management at the Health Board, said. "Therefore, in order to get a more accurate overview of those who have recovered, it is important that the information generated during treatment is documented and forwarded to the health information system," she added.

Starting from Friday, the Health Board in cooperation with the Health and Welfare Information Systems Center (TEHIK) will start displaying those who have recovered from COVID-19 on the Health Board's website at https://www.terviseamet.ee/et/koroonaviirus/koroonakaart.

Another 453 cases are awaiting confirmation of recovery by doctors. When it comes to these cases, more than 28 days have elapsed since the date of the positive test and the person is not currently in hospital. The medical case is closed by the attending physician.

Altogether 1,720 people in Estonia have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 so far.