Estonian Covid situation improves

In Estonia, the nationwide Covid-19 indicators have improved sufficiently for the public health level to be lowered to high risk to medium, but the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus could keep the government from lifting the current restrictions or making them softer, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports.
On Sunday, November 28, the Estonian Health Board pointed to the Covid-19 improving in a seven-day period. The body’s representative Imre Kaas said: «Indicators suggest we have come down from the high-risk level (orange) to medium risk (yellow). (..) However, it needs to be kept in mind that the weekend affects Monday statistics and we might jump back to orange depending on the number of hospitalizations and infections on Monday. We are in borderline yellow today.»
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As to the possibility of the government deciding to soften the current Covid-19 restrictions, Kaas said: «Whether restrictions will be adjusted upon reaching the yellow risk level will depend on whether indicators will stabilize. The new Omicron variant of the coronavirus that is considered cause for concern is spreading rapidly and could affect decisions regarding measures».
In the Baltic country, the official medium coronavirus risk situation sees a seven-day infection rate average of 250-600 daily cases and the average number of daily hospitalizations needs to be between ten and 30. The first indicator was 595 on and the second – 26.5, ERR reports.