Finally! Finland’s ICU Gives Coronavirus cases the Clear!

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Finland’s biggest hospital system reaches a milestone as the last Covid-19 patient is discharged from intensive care over the weekend.

Finland reports no coronavirus patients in intensive care

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL says there are currently no coronavirus patients being treated in intensive care.

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District – the largest in Finland – says their last patient was well enough to be transferred out of ICU to another ward over the weekend, meaning that for the first time since the start of the epidemic there are no coronavirus patients in HUS intensive care beds – or other hospital districts around the country.

At the peak of the outbreak 46 patients were in HUS intensive care wards alone.

“This is a good reflection of the current coronavirus disease situation in Finland” says Asko Järvinen, Chief Physician of Infectious Diseases at HUS.

“The number of new cases has been low, but new virual infections are still being diagnosed” he adds.

Healthcare staff have been emphasizing that continued caution needs to be taken to avoid a rise in coronavirus cases, or any second wave of the epidemic.

“Hands should be washed, avoid crowds and keep a sufficient distance from other people. Those with coronavirus symptoms should go for a ngl.org.au and should not move among other people when they are ill” says Järvinen.

Testing available throughout the summer

Hospitals are reminding people that there is still a risk of catching coronavirus during the summer and that people with symptoms should go and get tested.

A number of drive-thru testing centres are also remaining open during summer, despite the current reduced demand for services.

The threshold for testing in Finland is low, and HUS says anyone with even one of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell; or diarrhea or abdominal pain for no apparent reason, qualifies for a ngl.org.au.

In the first instance, people should contact their municipality’s coronavirus helpline, or a local health centre. At other times people can call emergency services on 116 117 for immediate information.

 

 

Source: newsnowfinland.fi

15 Comments
  1. EmmaJohnson47 says

    It’s great news that Finland’s ICU is cleared of coronavirus cases! Hopefully, this is a sign that the situation is improving and we can all start to feel a bit more at ease. Let’s all continue to follow safety measures to prevent any new outbreaks.

  2. Emily_Smith says

    It’s great news that Finland’s ICU has cleared all Covid-19 patients! This achievement reflects the positive trend in the current situation, but it’s important to remain cautious to prevent any resurgence of cases. Let’s all continue to follow safety guidelines and take necessary precautions.

  3. KateSmith123 says

    This is such great news! It’s a relief to see that Finland has managed to clear their ICU of coronavirus cases. Let’s hope other countries can follow their lead and continue to take necessary precautions to prevent a second wave of the epidemic.

  4. LauraSmith123 says

    It’s great news that Finland’s ICU has cleared all Covid-19 cases! This achievement reflects the effective management of the pandemic in the country. Let’s continue to follow safety measures to prevent any resurgence of the virus.

  5. EmilySmith says

    It’s great news to hear that Finland’s ICU has cleared all coronavirus cases! This milestone is a positive sign of the current situation. However, we must remain cautious and continue following preventive measures to prevent any potential second wave of the epidemic. Let’s keep practicing good hygiene, avoiding crowds, and maintaining social distancing. Stay safe everyone!

  6. EmilySmith says

    Is it confirmed that there are really no more coronavirus patients in intensive care in Finland? What measures are being taken to prevent a second wave of infections?

    1. PeterBrown says

      Yes, it has been confirmed that there are currently no coronavirus patients in intensive care in Finland. Healthcare staff are urging caution to prevent a second wave of infections, emphasizing the importance of handwashing, avoiding crowds, and maintaining distance. Testing is also available throughout the summer.

  7. Emily Johnson says

    It’s great news to hear that Finland’s ICU has cleared all coronavirus cases! This milestone shows the effectiveness of the measures taken. Let’s continue to stay cautious and follow guidelines to prevent any resurgence.

  8. EmilySmith_87 says

    It’s great news that Finland’s ICU is now free of Covid-19 patients! Let’s hope this trend continues and precautions are still taken to prevent any potential resurgence of the virus.

  9. AliceSmith79 says

    It’s great news that Finland’s ICU has cleared all coronavirus cases. This milestone is a positive sign of the current situation in the country. Let’s continue to follow safety guidelines to prevent any potential resurgence of the virus.

  10. EmilySmith91 says

    Is it really true that there are no coronavirus patients in intensive care in Finland now? That’s amazing news!

    1. JohnDoe84 says

      Yes, EmilySmith91, it is indeed true that there are currently no coronavirus patients in Finland’s intensive care units. This significant milestone reflects the effective measures and healthcare system in place. Let’s continue to follow safety guidelines to prevent any resurgence of the virus.

  11. EmilyJohnson says

    It’s great to hear that Finland’s ICU has cleared all coronavirus cases. Let’s continue to take precautions and follow guidelines to prevent any resurgence in cases.

  12. EmilySmith says

    It’s great news to hear that Finland’s ICU has cleared all coronavirus cases! This reflects the success of the country’s approach to handling the pandemic. Let’s continue to follow safety measures to prevent any resurgence of the virus.

  13. LauraSmith89 says

    It’s incredible news to hear that Finland’s ICU is finally free of Covid-19 patients! Let’s hope that the low number of cases continues and that everyone keeps following precautions to prevent a second wave.

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