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Number of Omicron infections rises to 7 in Finland

Published : 04 Dec 2021, 23:28

Updated : 04 Dec 2021, 23:29

  DF Report

File Photo: Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS).

A total of seven people were infected with the coronavirus variant Omicron in Finland so far, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in a press release on Saturday.

The infected people belong to a same group recently returned from Sweden.

Out of the infections, one was detected in Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), four in the southwest Finland hospital district and two in North Savo.

Earlier, on 2 December the first case of the coronavirus infection caused by the Omicron variant was detected in Finland.

The infection was diagnosed in a person who had been vaccinated twice in Helsinki.

Meanwhile, a lawmaker of the the Suomen Keskusta (Centre Party of Finland), Jouni Ovaska has been infected with coronavirus.

Ovaska on Saturday in twitter post wrote that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

The Keskusta MP said that he was fully vaccinated and his symptoms were mild.

Ovaska participated in a plenary session in the parliament on Thursday and some parliamentary committee meetings earlier in the week.