During August, 8797 Turku residents were tested for coronavirus. Testing that has taken place within the private sector is not included in this figure. The coronavirus symptom assessment through the Omaolo service was completed 4922 times in Turku in August and 5186 phone calls were taken by the coronavirus helpline of the City of Turku Welfare Division.
The statistics of the infectious diseases register have been elaborated over the last few weeks.
In addition, one person in the upper comprehensive school of Turun normaalikoulu has been found this week to have coronavirus infection. A single case of coronavirus infection has also been detected in Åbo Akademi.
Five adolescents have contracted coronavirus after visiting Heidi’s Bier Bar in Turku on Thursday 3 September. Anyone who visited the bar on this day should keep an eye on their condition and get tested for coronavirus if they experience any symptoms, even mild ones. Exposures to coronavirus may also have taken place on Saturday 5 September in night club Studio. These cases are currently still being investigated.
Testing of passengers arriving on flights from Skopje has been ceased for the time being. All 79 passengers arriving on a flight from Gdansk were tested on Sunday 6 September and two passengers tested positive for coronavirus. Health information points in the Port of Turku were piloted on Monday 7 September and Tuesday 8 September for the evening ships of Viking Line and Tallink & Silja Line. The operating of health information points in the port is developed on the basis of experiences gained from the pilot.
Taking precautions for coronavirus remains essential for preventing a potential epidemic. Safety distances, sufficient hand and coughing hygiene and wearing face masks in crowded places such as public transport and mass events is recommended.