Coronavirus review for Lapland – 16–22 November (week no. 47)
Coronavirus review of the Lapin Hospital District – summary from 16–22 November (week no. 47)
(current information as of 20 November at 13:39)
In the Lapland Hospital District area, the week has been calm
The entire Lapland Hospital District area is now back in the basic phase of the epidemic.
A total of eight (8) infections have been reported this week (by Friday 20 November at 13:39).
The chains of infections in Rovaniemi and Sodankylä have been closed. The cases recorded during the week have concerned infections with a foreign background and infection chains in Sodankylä.
Rapid antigen tests are proving to be a great help
About one-third of the tests carried out in week 46 (9–15 November) have been rapid antigen tests. Rapid antigen tests have accelerated tracing tasks in Sodankylä and have also been successful in the Levi World Cup slalom competition for airport testing of participants who have arrived on a charter flight from abroad.
World Cup Levi 21–22 November 2020
Levi in the municipality of Kittilä will host World Cup Levi during the weekend of 21–22 November. Safety measures have been taken seriously in the event. Competition participants have been tested with rapid antigen tests and the testing has functioned well.
There are many participants and spectators at the event, so we need to take the safety precautions seriously. Safe distancing rules should be observed and, if this is not possible, face masks should be used. It is also important to use hand disinfectant.
The incidence rate of the Lapland Hospital District, based on the last two weeks (week numbers 45 and 46, 2–15 November), is 58.1 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The incidence rate based on last week (week no. 46, 9–15 November) is 22.2 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Last week (week no. 46, 9–15 November) a total of 2,719 coronavirus tests were carried out in the Lapland Hospital District, with the percentage of positive tests being 0.96%.
Number of positive coronavirus tests in the Lapland Hospital District by week
2–8 November (week no. 45): total of 42 cases
9–15 November (week no. 46): total of 26 cases
16–22 November (week no. 47, current week): total of 8 cases (as of 20 November at 13:39)
The total number of coronavirus cases verified by the Lapland Hospital District is 302, with 26 of these cases being with patients who were not local residents.
Infection Control Unit
Coronavirus review of the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District – summary from 16–22 November (week no. 47)
(current information as of 20 November at 10:50)
The Länsi-Pohja Hospital District is still in the acceleration phase
A total of 19 infections have been reported this week (by Friday 20 November at 10:50).
The incidence rate in the healthcare district area is 115.3 per 100,000 inhabitants.
You should remember to book an appointment for the coronavirus test even if you experience the slightest of symptoms. From time to time, people wait with mild symptoms for a long time before deciding to take a coronavirus test. However, when the symptoms start to occur, infected people secrete large quantities of the virus into their surroundings. This situation can easily lead to a high number of exposed persons and the chain of transmission cannot be stopped. If you have mild symptoms, you cannot go to work or to the shops until the coronavirus test has been taken. You must stay at home while you are waiting for your coronavirus test appointment, and you must stay at home while waiting for the results of the test. This quarantine order must be observed.
No gatherings of more than 10 people are allowed
Although the number of infections is currently decreasing, the epidemic situation has not yet calmed down as hoped. Therefore, the regional pandemic working group strongly recommends that meetings of more than ten (10) people should not be arranged. The recommendation is valid throughout the hospital district area until 2 December 2020. All other recommendations also remain necessary and valid.
New chains of infections have even started from small private parties. These private parties must also be avoided.
It is also important to avoid different types of contact with other people, in order to bring the situation back to the base level and so that restrictions and recommendations can be lifted.
Remember to keep a safe distance of two metres and use a face mask. The mask will not help if you forget social distancing rules.
Make sure you download the Koronavilkku app for your phone. Don’t forget to update the app as well!
All currently imposed coronavirus recommendations and restrictions for the Länsi-Pohja area are listed on the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District website. You can also find them under the coronavirus instructions on the home page.
Number of positive coronavirus tests in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District by week
2 November – 8 November (week no. 45): total of 36 cases
9 November – 15 November (week no. 46): total of 29 cases
16–22 November (week no. 47, current week): total of 19 cases (as of 20 November at 10:50)
The total number of cases confirmed in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District on the basis of tests conducted at testing stations is 282.
Infection Control Unit