COVID-19 pandemic in Estonia
|COVID-19 pandemic in Estonia|
|Arrival date||27 February 2020 (1 year, 10 months and 20 days)|
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. That emergency situation was extended to May 17. As a result, all the schools and universities were closed, and all public gatherings banned, including sports and cultural events.
As of 1 September, the total number of confirmed cases in the country was 2,395 of which 2,112 had recovered and 64 had died. As of 1 October, the total number of confirmed cases in the country was 3,450 of which 2,643 had recovered and 65 had died.
By the end of 2020, the total number of confirmed cases was 27,990 of which 18,326 had recovered and 229 had died.
References[change | change source]
- CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 Republic of Estonia Health Board, 10 May 2021