Estonia’s prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has tested positive for COVID-19 and says she will self-quarantine until she has recovered from the virus

HELSINKI — Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has tested positive for COVID-19 and says she will self-quarantine until she has recovered from the virus.

The 43-year-old Kallas, who became the Baltic nation’s first female head of government in January, said late Monday she was feeling well apart from a small fever and hasn’t developed any other symptoms.

The country recorded 1,281 daily new coronavirus cases on Monday, putting the total tally to 86,086 with 728 deaths. Authorities say 711 coronavirus patients are being treated at hospitals across the nation.

The 14-day notification rate of newly reported COVID-19 cases per 100 000 population stood at 1,465 that is currently among the highest figures in Europe.

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