The coronavirus situation in Jyväskylä is getting worse again. Over the weekend (Fri-Sun), there were 43 new infections. The incidence rate in the past 14 days rose to 50.2 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. Nearly 500 residents were quarantined during the weekend. The City's Emergency Management Team stated that Jyväskylä is still in the accelerating phase of the coronavirus.

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Chair of the City's Emergency Management Team, Mayor Timo Koivisto, tel. +358 50 3362 819
Physician responsible for communicable diseases Ilkka Käsmä, tel. +358 50 522 0486
Chief physician Johanna Tuukkanen, tel. +358 50 572 4205
Director of Education, Culture and Sport, Eino Leisimo, tel. +358 50 584 8987

The most extensive quarantines were imposed on children's and adults' hobbies and team sports. In addition, two schools had infections, and therefore, more than 100 pupils were quarantined. Based on the tracing of transmission chains, it appears that most infections are linked to the same chain of infection. 

The City's Emergency Management Team decided to maintain all recommendations and restrictions because the number of infections is increasing. The city is closely monitoring whether infection rates continue to increase in recreational activities in some specific hobby activities for under 18 years old.