Thursday 16.07.2020
EPIDEMIC RECEDING

No coronavirus patients in Finnish intensive cares

The last patient went home over the weekend. Even if no patients are in treatment, intensive coronavirus therapy is kept on constant alert.

No coronavirus patients in Finnish intensive care units

According to the situation report of the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), there are currently no coronavirus patients in intensive care in Finland.

The last intensive care patient was being treated at HUS hospital, in Helsinki region, on Friday.

Visa Honkanen, Development Director of the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), talked to Helsingin Sanomat and said “the last case went home over the weekend. After that, there are no more patients in the HUS area due to coronavirus. This is a great thing.”

There are 17 people in the HUS area due to Covid-19. There are 23 people in treatment throughout Finland.

HUS had a maximum of 46 coronavirus patients in intensive care during this epidemic.

Importance of good hygiene

Asko Järvinen, the chief physician of infectious diseases at HUS, said that the situation well reflects the current coronavirus disease situation in Finland.

Järvinen emphasizes that the disease situation will only remain good if people still remember to follow good hygiene.

“The number of new cases has been low, but new viral infections are still being detected,” added Järvinen.

Even if no patients are in treatment, intensive coronavirus therapy is still maintained in continuous readiness in the HUS area.

“We keep one area for coronary patients all the time on the intensive care side as well, even if there are no patients inside. We are able to quickly open up even large-scale intensive care,” said Honkanen.

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