Friday 6 November 2020
Lapland Hospital District’s coronavirus review
(current information at 12:15)
Following the previous review, there have been 10 new cases of the coronavirus, six (6) of which are in Rovaniemi and three (3) in Sodankylä.
The majority of these new cases were related to family exposures with people who were already in quarantine. The source of two (2) of these new cases is not known at this stage.
Chief Inspection Specialist Markku Broas from the Lapland Hospital District would like to remind people that even if you experience the slightest of symptoms, you should take a coronavirus test and you must quarantine yourself at home, and remain quarantined until you have received the results of the coronavirus test.
People must adhere to safety instructions. Face masks must be used in situations where safe distancing is not possible and good hand hygiene must be practiced.
For the previous two weeks (19 October – 1 November, i.e. week numbers 43 and 44), the incidence of the coronavirus for the Lapland Hospital District was 49.6 per one hundred thousand inhabitants.
The incidence figure for last week (26 October – 1 November, i.e. week number 44), was 34.2 per one hundred thousand inhabitants.
In the Lapland Hospital District, Rovaniemi is still experiencing the acceleration phase of the epidemic, while the Lapland Hospital District is otherwise still on the base level.
Number of positive coronavirus tests in the Lapland Hospital District by week
19–25 October (week no. 43): total of 18 cases
26 October – 1 November (week no. 44): total of 40 cases
2–6 November (week no. 45): total of 24 cases (10 new cases by 12:15 on Friday 6 November)
The total number of coronavirus cases verified by the Lapland Hospital District is 250, with 26 of these cases being with patients who were not local residents.
Infection Control Unit
Länsi-Pohja Hospital District’s coronavirus review
(current information at 11:55)
The Länsi-Pohja Hospital District transitioned into the epidemic acceleration phase on 4 November.
Seven (7) new coronavirus cases have been confirmed since the previous review. The majority of these cases are in Tornio. Tracing of those who have been exposed is still ongoing.
During the past two weeks, the incidence figure for the coronavirus disease in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District raised to 61.8 per one hundred thousand inhabitants, which represents the third highest figure in Finland, after Uusimaa and Vaasa.
This situation must be taken seriously. All events and public gatherings should be postponed. There must be no participation in public gatherings of any kind before the epidemic situation calms down. It is also strongly recommended that companies do not organise any Christmas events. No public gatherings should be arranged before the epidemic situation in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District has returned to the base level.
The rules and restrictions imposed by the Regional State Administrative Agency, and guidelines for gatherings exceeding 20 participants, must be strictly adhered to.
We would also like to remind you that in addition to public gatherings, there are clearly high risks of spreading coronavirus infections with singing groups.
We recommend for all public gatherings to be stopped, all extra contact with other people should be avoided, and please celebrate Father’s Day within your immediate family circle.
Number of positive coronavirus tests in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District by week
26 October – 1 November (week no. 43): total of 5 cases
19–25 October (week no. 44): total of 27 cases
1–6 November (week no. 45): total of 23 new cases (7 new cases by 12:15 on Friday 6 November)
The total number of cases confirmed in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District on the basis of tests conducted at testing stations is 226.
Infection Control Unit