Monday 5 July 2021
The winners of the poster contest have been selected! Read more: https://koronaturvallinenlappi.fi/julistekilpailu/
Lapland Hospital District
The Lapland Hospital District is in the baseline phase of the epidemic.
The incidence rate based on the last two weeks (14–27 June) is 7.7 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The incidence rate based on one week (21–27 June) is 0.9 per 100,000 inhabitants.
This incidence rate also includes cases of patients who live outside the Lapland Hospital District area. For this reason, the figure can differ from that announced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) that does not count those living outside of Lapland.
At the Half Moon nightclub in Rovaniemi, there were possible exposures last weekend between Saturday and Sunday between 12 midnight and 3 a.m. — all those present at the nightclub during this time are urged to take a coronavirus test
During the weekend, one new infection has been detected in the Lapland Hospital District. The infection was confirmed in Rovaniemi and the person infected had received the infection from abroad.
In connection with the infection, exposure at the half Moon Night Club in Rovaniemi may have occurred during the night between Saturday and Sunday, 4 July from 12 midnight to 3 a.m. All visitors to the night club during the period mentioned above are hereby urged to take a coronavirus test even if no symptoms occur.
The week before last, one resident of Rovaniemi was found to have the coronavirus infection which had been caught while at the UEFA European Football Championship abroad. Further examination showed that the cause of the infection was the delta variant of the coronavirus. Last week, another infection was reported in the Lapland Hospital District, which was caught on a trip to Saint Petersburg to watch the championship.
The winners of the coronavirus-themed poster competition demonstrated bright colouring, courage, and hope
In June, the Lapland Hospital District and the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District have encouraged the Lappish people to examine the effects of coronavirus vaccination and taking the vaccine by means of visual art with a poster competition.
The competition is now closed and the winners have been chosen. Silja Ranta won the children and young people series with her poster “Rokotuksen saaminen on cool”, which means “Getting the vaccine is cool”. The winning poster for the open series “Rokotekapina” (Vaccination Rebellion) was made by Wilma Lohi. The winners of the professional series were Lasse Katainen and Jan Åqvist with their poster “Älä sie huijo” (Stop Swatting). In each series, prizes were also awarded to second, third, fourth and fifth places and there are other great prizes drawn among everyone who took part in the competition. A total of 130 works of art entered the competition. The poster works were divided into different series: the professional series that received 36 poster entries, the open series that received 54 poster entries, and the children’s and young people’s series received 40 poster entries.
The jury selected the winners of the poster competition on Thursday, 1 July 2021. According to the jury, the competition entries were very diverse and highlighted the freedom provided by the taking of vaccines and community spirit from a variety of different perspectives. The competition posters also had a fun feature of both the wild club-bearing man from the Lappish coat of arms and Lappish nature with its reindeer and mosquitoes.
For more information about the competition and the finalists, please visit: https://koronaturvallinenlappi.fi/julistekilpailu/
Number of positive coronavirus tests confirmed in the Lapland Hospital District by week
Week no. 25 (21–27 June): One (1) case
Week no. 26 (28 June – 4 July): Two (2) cases (as of 5 July at 12:00)
Week no. 27 (current week): Zero (0) cases (as of 5 July at 12:00)
The total number of cases confirmed in the Lapland Hospital District on the basis of coronavirus tests conducted at testing stations is 809. This figure also includes persons living outside the area.
Infection Control Unit
Länsi-Pohja Hospital District
The Länsi-Pohja Hospital District is now in the baseline phase of the epidemic.
Four new coronavirus infections were reported in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District during the weekend
Four new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District during the weekend. A total of six cases of the coronavirus were detected during week no. 26 (28 June – 4 July), five of which have been confirmed with people who are residents of other regions. Two of these cases come from Sweden.
In particular, infections have been reported among young adults. Some of the infections occur asymptomatic or with little symptoms, which means that a person can carry the virus without knowing and expose others to further infections. Therefore, people are encouraged to remember the safety precautions for the coronavirus in situations where close contacts cannot be avoided and to take a coronavirus test in even when experiencing the slightest of symptoms. It is important to get vaccinated as soon as it is your turn to receive the vaccine in order to get the epidemic more under control.
The two-week incidence rate, including all the cases recorded in the region, is now at a level of 13 per 100,000 inhabitants in the Länsi-Pohja region.
Of the population of the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District, the first vaccine dose has been received by 58.6% of the population and 23.0% of the population has received both doses of the vaccine.
Number of positive coronavirus tests confirmed in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District by week
Week no. 25 (21–27 June): Two (2) cases
Week no. 26 (28 June – 4 July): Six (6) cases (as of 5 July at 10:52)
Week no. 27 (current week): Zero (0) cases (as of 5 July at 10:52)
The total number of cases confirmed in the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District on the basis of coronavirus tests conducted at testing stations is 734.
Infection Control Unit