The use of the mask is recommended in Pirkanmaa for all persons over 12 years of age in public spaces and public transport. Masks are also recommended for use in schools from the sixth grade onwards.
Coronavirus patients the need for hospital care has increased in Pirkanmaa, informs the Pirkanmaa Hospital District.
According to a press release published on Tuesday, Tampere University Hospital (Tays) is treating more than a dozen patients with coronary infections.
Due to the increased hospital workload, the Pirkanmaa Hospital District maintains the current mask recommendation. The use of the mask is recommended in Pirkanmaa for all persons over 12 years of age in public spaces and public transport.
In schools, the mask is used from the sixth grade.
“Vaccination coverage for schoolchildren over the age of 12 is still too low to still abandon the mask recommendation for sixth-graders and parents, as well as teachers,” the release reads.
The hospital district plans to review the schools ’mask recommendation in the week after the fall break, that is, after October 24th.
For the time being, there is a general mask recommendation in all facilities in social and health care. In other workplaces, the mask is used according to the employer’s own recommendations.
Hospital district according to the release, 70 percent of coronary patients who have required hospitalization in the past four weeks have been completely unvaccinated.
Indeed, the release notes that non-vaccinating is a particular susceptibility to coronary heart disease that requires hospitalization.
The symptoms of those vaccinated in hospital have been significantly milder than those who have not been vaccinated, although several have had factors that increase the risk of serious disease. These include, for example, old age and general illness.
“The resources needed to treat Corona are out of the rest of medical care. We cannot transfer more staff to the care of coronary patients without deducting non-emergency care from other patients, ”says the chief medical officer. Juhani Sand In the full press release.
In Pirkanmaa, 85 per cent of people over the age of 12 have been vaccinated once and 73 per cent twice.
Infections have recently increased in Pirkanmaa in almost all age groups.