Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District announced on March 12th 2020 that a total of 17 students have been diagnosed with coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
All students that have got the infection have discussed the possible exposure with physician of infectious diseases, and physician Teija Puhto from the Hospital District has set the necessary quarantines. Anne Remes, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, tells that among others all those medical and dental students of the 1st and 2nd year, who on March 9 attended same lectures with students who have got the infection are in quarantine according to the instructions from the Hospital District. Also other smaller quarantines have been set. Exposed persons have been contacted. If you have not been contacted, risk of infection has been estimated to be minor and special precautions are not needed.
If new cases of infections occur, instructions of the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District (PPSHP) will be followed.
The university does not process data on personal infections or exposure; it is done by healthcare professionals.
Edited: March 13 at 15.26, and March 16 at 14.07 with latest information.
Last updated: 16.3.2020