Wednesday 23 September 2020

Over the past couple of weeks (9–22 September), Lapland has had a total of five (5) confirmed COVID-19 cases. 

Four (4) virus infections have been verified in the Lapland Healthcare District, one of which was with a patient from another locality. Over the past couple of weeks, the incidence of the virus in the healthcare district is 2.5 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

One (1) coronavirus case was verified in the Länsi-Pohja Healthcare District, meaning that the incidence of the virus in the Länsi-Pohja Healthcare District is 1.7 infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the last two weeks. The sources of these infections came from chains of transmission outside of Lapland. Dozens of people who have been exposed to these infections and infections elsewhere in Finland have been quarantined. This is an effort to maintain the calm situation in Lapland. Some parts of Finland have shown an increase in the number of infections, which is partly explained by group exposure.