23 new Covid infections diagnosed in Rauma shipyard

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The city of Rauma reported about Covid-cases in Rauma shipyard during the weekend and Monday 15 February. 23 new Covid infections were diagnosed after tests taken on Monday.

People working at the shipyard will be extensively tested due to the high number of infections. Testing will continue during the rest of the week. Tested personnel will be sent home into self-imposed quarantine until they get their test results.

Those who test positive will be placed in isolation.

Those who are determined exposed by infection trackers will be placed under quarantine regardless of test results.

Rauma healthcare services track infections together with the doctor in charge of infectious diseases from Satakunta hospital district and shipyard operators in order to severe the infection chains. Operators from the shipyard have helped to determine those exposed, setting up the testing point and translations.

Rauma healthcare services emphasize that if a person quarantined falls ill, they must go get tested. However, getting tested will not shorten the quarantine.

The incubation period for Covid-19 is usually 4 to 5 days, but can vary from 1 to 14. If the exposed person displays even mild symptoms, such as runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea in some cases, they must be tested immediately.