Itäkeskus Service House.

Coronavirus infections found at an Itäkeskus Service House group home

Three residents of Itäkeskus Service House have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The first infection was diagnosed on Saturday 4 September. The people infected are all from the same group home.

As a precaution, all the residents of the service home are being tested for the coronavirus, in addition to which the residents’ health is being closely monitored. The infected residents are being treated in quarantine-like conditions in their own rooms.

“All of the infected residents have received two vaccine doses and have only experienced mild symptoms so far. Vaccination coverage at the entire group home is very good,” says Service District Director Maritta Haavisto.

The families of the group home’s residents have been informed of the situation. Visits to group homes are currently prohibited, but friends and family members can contact residents by phone, for example. New residents are not being admitted to the group home at the moment.

Photo: Maarit Miettinen