COVID-19 pandemic in Åland

COVID-19 pandemic in the Åland Islands
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Map of the COVID-19 outbreak in Åland Islands by municipalities as of 5 March 2022.
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DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationÅland (Finland)
Arrival date22 March 2020
(1 year, 11 months, 1 week and 5 days)
Confirmed cases5,721
Deaths
9
Test positivity rate4.9%
Government website
https://www.alandstidningen.ax/

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Åland, an autonomous region of Finland, in March 2020.

Background

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[1][2]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[3][4] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[5][3]

Timeline

On 22 March 2020, the first case in the Åland Islands was confirmed.[6]

On 13 April 2020, the Islands reached a total of 10 cases.[7]

Cases by municipalities

MunicipalityCases[8]
Brändö64
Eckerö111
Finström363
Föglö100
Geta80
Hammarland274
Jomala1,108
Kökar11
Kumlinge36
Lemland478
Lumparland56
Mariehamn2,566
Saltvik266
Sottunga6
Sund165
Vårdö37
Total5,721
Last update 5 March 2022

See also

References

  1. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  4. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  5. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Åland Islands confirms first coronavirus cases, recommends quarantine for visitors from Finland". Yle. 22 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Statistik covid-19". Ålandstidningen | Nyheter på Åland (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Experience". experience.arcgis.com. Retrieved 15 May 2021.

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Map of the COVID-19 outbreak in Åland Islands by municipalities.