COVID-19 pandemic in Estonia

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COVID-19 pandemic in Estonia
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COVID-19 cases in Estonia per 10,000 inhabitants as of 30 May 2020

     Confirmed up to 5 per 10,000      Confirmed > 5 to 15 per 10,000      Confirmed > 15 to 50 per 10,000      Confirmed > 50 to 150 per 10,000

     Confirmed > 150 per 10,000 inhabitants
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Index caseTallinn
Arrival date27 February 2020 (5 months)
Confirmed cases1,947[1]

The COVID-19 pandemic in Estonia is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have spread to Estonia when the first case was confirmed in Tallinn on 27 February 2020.

By 11 March, 15 people in Estonia had been diagnosed with the virus, all of them had been infected outside the country, mostly in Northern Italy. On 12 March, the first cases of locally transmitted infections emerged, and on 13 March, the Estonian government declared a state of emergency until 1 May 2020.

As a result, all the schools and universities were closed, and all public gatherings banned, including sports and cultural events. As of 2 June, the total number of confirmed cases in the country was 1,880 of which 1,650 had recovered and 69 had died.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 Republic of Estonia Health Board, 16 April 2020