By NewsDesk @bactiman63
In Finland during the past week, a total of 109 new coronavirus patients were admitted to 40 specialist nursing wards. In the last four weeks, the weekly number of new coronavirus patients admitted to specialist care wards has risen from 60 to 109 patients. Last week, 22 new coronavirus patients entered intensive care, which is the same number as in the previous week.
The risk of entering specialist care is significantly higher in non-vaccinated than in vaccinated patients. In the last two weeks, unvaccinated 12- to 79-year-olds have been treated for coronavirus infection 19 times more often than those who have been vaccinated. The risk of entering specialist care has been highest in unvaccinated individuals aged 50-79 years, who are 24 times more likely than the vaccinated in the same age group.
Concerning vaccinations, Finland reports 85 per cent of the target population for vaccinations, ie those aged 12 and over, have received at least the first dose of vaccine, and 74 per cent have received two doses of vaccine as of 13 October. by. According to current estimates, 80% vaccination coverage is still possible by the end of October, provided that the increase in vaccination coverage does not slow down.