The coronavirus situation in Jyväskylä is calming down again. Last week (week 12) there were 46 new infections, compared with 77 in the week before (week 11). In week 10, there were a total of 46 new infections.
Nearly 90% of the origin of infections was investigated last week, which means that the infection situation is exceptionally well controlled, says Ilkka Käsmä, the doctor in charge of infectious diseases.
Last week, only about 130 people were quarantined, while at worst more than 2 000 people have been quarantined on a weekly basis. The calm situation can also be seen in schools and early childhood education and care, where no new quarantines were imposed last week.
The Emergency Management Team is critical on changes in the vaccination order
The vaccinations are proceeding as planned in Jyväskylä. The number of vaccines available in Jyväskylä will increase on a weekly basis throughout the spring. The target is still that more than 80% of over 16 years old will be vaccinated by the end of July.
However, this is influenced by the national vaccination order. Jyväskylä is now closely following the statements of the National Institute for Health and Welfare and the ministries on possible changes to the vaccination order. However, the Emergency Management Team stated that the attitude towards possible changes is critical in Jyväskylä, at least without further justification for the effectiveness of the changes.
- The changes must be clearly justified to the residents, so that there is no impression that in areas where the situation has been handled well, one suddenly has to wait longer for their own vaccine shift. That's when you easily get the impression of an unfair situation. It must be clearly stated how the changes can affect the management of the epidemic in the whole country instead of in individual regions," mayor Timo Koivisto summarised.