According to the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), the pandemic situation in the Uusimaa region has worsened, and there’s a lot of virus going around.
Last week, nearly half of the patients being treated for symptoms caused by the coronavirus in hospitals of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) had received two doses of the vaccine. According to HUS, the pandemic situation in the Uusimaa region has worsened, and there’s a lot of virus going around.
HUS notes in a statement that the so-called breakthrough infections are caused by the Delta variant, which is much more transmittable than the previous mutations.
HUS also noted that while some of the patients receiving intensive care for the coronavirus had received two doses, the need for intensive care was affected by an underlying health condition.
Last week, the number of patients with two doses in HUS hospitals was 16 while the total number of coronavirus patients was 34.
In Finland on Monday, 256 patients were being treated in the hospital for symptoms caused by the virus. Of them, 34 were in intensive care.
On Wednesday, Finland achieved 80% coverage among those 12 years and over for two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.