As of May, the Health Board will stop publishing daily COVID-19 statistics, providing a weekly overview of the infection situation
As of May, PCR testing in Estonia will focus on risk groups, which is why there is no longer a need to communicate the number of daily positive tests. A more comprehensive view of the spread of infectious diseases can be found in the Health Board's weekly summary, which is published every Tuesday.
The open data on opendata.digilugu.ee and the corona map on the Health Board's website will be updated once a week on Tuesdays at 12.00. In May, the first data will be published on May 3rd. The structure of open data and the time series per day will not change.
According to Hanna Sepp, Head of the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, a more comprehensive picture of the spread of infectious diseases can be found in the weekly summary, and several countries, such as Finland, have switched to similar practices. It is not possible to estimate general trends based on the data of one day alone, for example, the number of both infected and hospitalised people may depend in part on, for example, the day of reporting.