Saturday brought another 20 confirmed cases – nine in Harju County, four each in Tartu and Võru and two in Saaremaa. One new patient lacks a personal identification number, the Health Board reports. The situation remains unchanged in terms of the disease manifesting in different age groups, with people under 20 making up 6 percent of those infected and those belonging to the 60+ age group 17 percent.
Fourteen people are being treated in hospitals, with two in intensive care.
The need for testing is decided by a family doctor, who will direct the patient to giving samples. These doctors are in turn given guidance, but the final decision is always the decision of the family doctor, being familiar with the patient and taking into account their symptoms, general health, and any co-morbidities.
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