The Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia has decided to no longer compile and report figures on the coronavirus epidemic. The current situation table published on Tuesdays during the spring will therefore no longer be updated. The reason for the change is that the figures no longer give a reliable picture of the epidemic situation, as official coronavirus tests are only taken from a limited target group.
“The epidemic situation is currently so steady that we can abandon large-scale monitoring of epidemic figures. However, it is important to remember that the coronavirus is still circulating in the population and new epidemic waves cannot be ruled out. At the moment, however, we can be satisfied with the positive development of the epidemic,” says Peter Nieminen, Chief Physician of the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia.
Information about the coronavirus will be announced as needed
In the future, the number of coronavirus patients in the hospital and the number of coronavirus deaths will be monitored by the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia. However, these figures are not reported automatically. The Ostrobothnia Coronavirus Coordination Group, i.e. the coronavirus task force, will meet as needed in the future. Should the coronavirus situation change significantly or other important developments emerge, then this will be reported.
The wellbeing services county continues to report the coronavirus situation on a weekly basis to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), and the coronavirus situation in Ostrobothnia can be monitored via the THL website.
No changes are planned for coronavirus testing, except for a reduction in the number of testing days for individual testing stations. Information on testing stations and target groups for testing can be found on our website.