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


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