Finland reports 110 coronavirus cases

<1> <2> <3> <4> <5> <6> Over the past seven days at the Vaalimaa border checkpoint, 16 people have tested positive for coronavirus. <7> <8> Over the past day, 110 cases of infection have been recorded in the country <9> <10> Most – 57 cases – were diagnosed in the medical district of Helsinki and Uusimaa. <11> <12> There are 29 patients undergoing treatment in hospitals, 9 of them are in intensive care. < 13> <14> Over the past seven days, 16 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected at the Vaalimaa border checkpoint. Most of the people who tested positive do not live in the Kymenlaakso region, where Vaalimaa is located. <15> <16> Some of the infected have returned from the European Football Championship in St. Petersburg. <17> <18> <19> <20> < 21> Toteutus vaati toimiakseen JavaScriptin. <22> <23> <24> Meanwhile, approximately 3,090,000 people received the first component of the coronavirus vaccine, and about 856,000 residents of the country received the full course of vaccination. <25><26> The Indian strain is likely to become the most common in Finland <27> <28> The epidemiological situation in Finland is improving, says <29> Eeva Ruotsalainen <30>, Deputy Chief Physician of the Helsinki and Uusimaa Medical District HUS. <31 > <32> Most medical districts are at the base of the epidemic, vaccination coverage is growing steadily, and the number of patients in hospitals is declining. Most of the new cases are found in 40-year-olds, most of whom are mild. <33> <34> However, Ruotsalainen said the authorities' recommendations should still be followed as only about 15 percent of the population received two doses of the vaccine. The first vaccination does not provide complete protection against the strains of the virus. <35> <36> – The Indian strain of the virus spreads faster and more often leads to hospitalization, so it is important that at-risk groups, and in particular the elderly, are protected with two doses, Ruotsalainen notes. <37><38> In HUS, the proportion of Indian virus variants has increased to 30% of all infected, and it is quite possible that it will soon become the main virus strain in Finland. <39> <40> <41><42> <43> Toteutus vaati toimiakseen JavaScriptin. <44> <45>