Tuesday October 26, 2021

Coronavirus infections diagnosed in Helsinki senior centres

Published : 05 Oct 2021, 01:52

  DF Report

City of Helsinki by Virpi Velin.

Seven residents and three employees of the Kivelä senior centre have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, said the City of Helsinki in a press release on Monday.

All the infected residents live in the same unit. The first case was detected on 26 September.

The majority of the infected have received two vaccines. Symptoms of the infected are mostly mild.

Meanwhile, nine residents and one employee in the Kustaankartano senior centre have been infected with coronavirus. The first case was detected on 28 September.

All residents of the unit have already been tested for the coronavirus. Employee testing has also started.

Both in Kivelä and Kustaankartano, the units in which coronavirus infections have been detected have been put under lockdown. At the moment, no new residents are being admitted to the units.

The infected residents are being treated in quarantine-like conditions in their own rooms. The well-being of all unit residents is being closely monitored.

The relatives and family members were informed about the incident but no visitor is allowed at this moment.