New Covid infections on Rauma shipyard – all personnel have now been tested

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The city of Rauma reported about Covid-cases in Rauma shipyard during the last week and weekend. Approximately120 new Covid infections combined were diagnosed on Friday and Saturday. There are now approximately a combined 230 diagnosed infections among 1000 tested personnel.

All personnel have now been tested. Some results have not yet come in. After the test everyone was placed into self-imposed quarantine until their result arrive. Those diagnosed positive will be placed in isolation. There is a large number of exposed and they will be placed into quarantine.

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.

There is currently no productive work ongoing in the shipyard area. The premises are cleaned and disinfected, in addition to which maintenance work and supervision continues.

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.