Corona status

Coronavirus situation in Lapland now

Friday 29 April 2022

Do not go to any public places if you are ill. If you have mild symptoms that indicate the coronavirus, stay at home, and check the test criteria for your home municipality.
If you get a positive result from COVID-19 test, stay at home for five days calculated from the beginning of the symptoms. People who have the virus are not isolated, but are treated in accordance with normal sick leave practices.
Continue to maintain safe distancing of at least 2 metres, take care of hand and cough hygiene.

THL recommends the continued use of masks in public indoor spaces and public transport

  • for those seeking treatment or a test because of a suspicion of coronavirus infection
  • for those with symptoms of respiratory infection, who nevertheless have essential reasons to move outside their home 
  • for those who know that they have been exposed to COVID-19 (for example, infections have been diagnosed in the family) and for whom close contact with outsiders cannot be avoided.

Links about the current situation:

Lapland Hospital District

The Lapland Hospital District is in the community transmission phase of the epidemic.

WDateCoronavirus-positive patients receiving treatment (Lapland Central Hospital/LKS)
Friday 29 April11
Wednesday 27 April14
Friday 22 April11
Wednesday 13 April9
Monday 11 April9
Development of hospital pressure at the Lapland Central Hospital
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL): This is how to use a face mask correctly

Current vaccination coverage (updated on 27 April)

For those aged 18 years or olderLapland Hospital DistrictLänsi-Pohja Hospital DistrictWhole of Finland
1st dose90.2%89.5%89.6%
2nd dose88.0%87.2%87.4%
3nd dose64.1%63.8%63.8%
Vaccination coverage in the population for people aged 18 years or over
Whole populationLapland Hospital DistrictLänsi-Pohja Hospital DistrictWhole of Finland
1st dose81.8%79.7%80.2%
2nd dose78.5%76.3%77.0%
3nd dose53.2%52.2%52.1%
Vaccination coverage for the whole population

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Länsi-Pohja Hospital District

If you experience symptoms, stay at home, do the Omaolo test and arrange to have a coronavirus test, if necessary. Always take good care of hand hygiene and maintain safe distances. Download the Koronavilkku app. Avoid all unnecessary close contact with others.

(Information as of 30 March)
The coronavirus review for the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District is mainly published on Wednesdays. The hospital district will no longer publish the numbers of new infections, but in the future, the epidemic situation and its development will be monitored according to the strain put on hospitals.

The Länsi-Pohja Hospital District is currently in the community transmission phase of the epidemic.

Slow decline in COVID-19 infection numbers in Länsi-Pohja

Lapland Hospital District

Number of cases

184

Week before last

111

Last week

18335

All

Länsi-Pohja Hospital District

Number of cases

82

Week before last

69

Last week

9021

All

Incidence rate* by hospital district

*Incidence refers to the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the period.

Instructions Principle guidelines in Lapland:
In addition, please follow these general safety guidelines:

1. Take the coronavirus test

If you fall ill, even if you have mild symptoms, go for a coronavirus test and stay isolated until you receive the results of the test. There is a very low threshold for tests – make an appointment for your coronavirus test with your local health centre. Find the contact details for your locality from the section “Ask for advice or book an appointment for a coronavirus test.

2. Maintain a safe distance at all times

Adhere to social distancing rules in shops and public gatherings outdoors and indoors. Try to avoid all public gatherings.

3. Use a face mask

Face masks are recommended in the following situations:

  • When using public transport
  • When leaving home for a coronavirus test.
  • Passengers arriving in Finland from a risk area making their way from the place of arrival to quarantine or who they have an urgent reason to spend time outside the home during quarantine.
  • In all other situations, with indoor gatherings where close contacts cannot always be avoided.
  • If you belong to one of the risk groups, in addition to other precautions, use a face mask in shops, public indoor areas, public transport and other similar situations to make sure you are protected. The use of a surgical nose and mouth face mask is recommended.

The use of a face mask shows consideration for others and should be practiced. When the infection situation changes in Lapland, we will provide more recommendations, if necessary.

4. Cough in the correct way

Cough or sneeze into a disposable handkerchief or your own sleeve.

5. Take care of hand hygiene

Make sure you wash or disinfect your hands many times a day. A pocket-sized bottle of disinfectant is easy to carry with you!

6. Monitor the situation

Monitor coronavirus announcements, i.e. the so-called “Corona Status”. The coronavirus situation is not yet over, so please monitor how the situation develops, follow the guidelines and act responsibly.

7. Care

Don’t leave anyone alone, let’s take care of each other and enjoy life.