A building at the Koskela hospital area.

Coronavirus infections have been found at Koskela Senior Centre

At Koskela Senior Centre, 13 residents and 6 members of staff have been diagnosed with a coronavirus infection. Infections have been found only at one ward. The first infection was found on 30 September.

The ward has been isolated as a precautionary measure and all the residents and members of staff have been tested for coronavirus. The infected residents are treated in quarantine-like conditions in their own rooms. The health of all the residents at the ward is monitored closely.

Almost all the residents are fully vaccinated and their symptoms are mainly light.

The ward at Koskela Senior Centre has been closed and no new residents are currently being taken in.

The relatives and other people close to the residents have been informed about the situation. It is not possible to visit the ward at the moment but relatives can be in contact with the residents e.g. by phone.

A third vaccine dose is currently being given to people in care homes who got their first two vaccines more than six months ago with an interval between the first two vaccines of less than six weeks. 

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