There are infections from the well room at least in the Hus area and in Central Uusimaa.
8.7. 15:33 | Updated 8.7. 20:07
In Helsinki restaurant Mass exposures at Kaivohuone 25–26. June and 2-4. July have led to dozens of coronavirus infections.
The exposures have caused more than 20 infections in the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (Hus). Nine of those infected are from Helsinki, the rest from the municipalities adjacent to Helsinki.
The Central Uusimaa Sote Consortium (Keusote) announced on Thursday that 14 coronary infections from Kaivohuone have been diagnosed in the area.
The Central Uusimaa Sote Municipal Group is a joint municipal association responsible for social and health services in Hyvinkää, Järvenpää, Mäntsälä, Nurmijärvi, Pornainen and Tuusula. The area belongs to the Helsinki and Uusimaa hospital districts.
Infections have also caused further infections in the families of those exposed.
In addition, the coronary infections of a few young people are still under Keusote’s investigation.
the city of Helsinki epidemiological activity of the infectious physician Terhi Heinäsmäki indicates that the total number of exposed is not known.
“There have probably been more people carrying the virus because the virus has spread so effectively,” says Heinäsmäki.
In addition to the infection group in the well room, several individual infections from Helsinki bars have been detected on Thursday, but at least they have not yet led to wider infection groups.
According to Heinäsmäki, it is not yet known whether Kaivohuone’s infections are a virus variant.
“Clearly, these“ dense ”evening parties can become a big cluster if a few contagious or super-infectious people get on the scene. It doesn’t have to be a variant. ”
Heinäsmäki says that for some reason, several infections from restaurants have been reported in recent days on Thursday. He recalls that people should once again be aware of the possible consequences of informal gatherings in bars and restaurants.
“Of course it’s really good that people have gone for tests.”
Restaurant On Wednesday, Kaivohuone said on its Facebook page that in the common outdoor areas of the restaurant and in the terrace area more people were later diagnosed with coronavirus in July. The exposure has occurred in the evenings between 7 and 1 p.m.
Those on the premises of the well room are advised to monitor their condition closely for 14 days.
Media manager of Night People Group, which owns the well room Antti Raunio can’t say the number of people exposed in a restaurant.
The well room can currently accommodate 500 people, as everyone must have a seat indoors.
“So it couldn’t have been full.”
According to Raunio, all valid regulations and recommendations are followed in the well room. Upon exposure, Kaivohuone’s personnel have been tested as a precaution.
Correction 8.7. at 20.05: The article reported earlier that there are a total of more than 30 infected. Actually, there are more than 20 infections because Keusote’s infections belong to the Hus area.