Coronavirus infections in Porvoo

Updated on 16th of May 2021

This page contains information on COVID-19 infections in the City of Porvoo compiled by the City of Porvoo. The following information is published on this page:

  • a weekly overview of the coronavirus situation in Porvoo: infections and testing in Porvoo
  • vaccination progress in Porvoo
  • bulletins: COVID-19 infections and mass exposures 
  • testing and infections in the Neste Kilpilahti refinery major turnaround area (daily)
  • testing and infections in Borealis Phenol & Aromatics turnaround area (Tue-Fri)

COVID-19 infections, testing and vaccinations in Porvoo in week 17 (3 May–9 May 2021)

COVID-19 testing and infections in Porvoo:

  • number of COVID-19 tests 1222
  • positive test results 18
  • number of people exposed to the virus 98
  • positive test results since the beginning of the epidemic (cumulative) 609
  • share of positive results of those tested 1,47 %
  • infection source known 77,77 %
  • number of people exposed to the virus since the beginning of the epidemic (cumulative) 3290
  • incidence (number of infections per 100,000 residents over a period of two weeks) 57,4
  • Number of positive test results among the residents of Porvoo or persons accommodated in Porvoo on the refinery major turnaround site 1
  • Number of positive test results among the residents of Porvoo or persons accommodated in Porvoo on the Borealis Phenol & Aromatics unit 0

More detailed municipality-specific (incl. Porvoo) infection and incidence numbers are available in the online service maintained by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

Infections and incidence in the THL online service


Vaccination progress in Porvoo

Almost 40 per cent of residents of Porvoo have been vaccinated against COVID-19 by 9th of May 2021. More detailed information on the COVID-19 vaccination coverage per age group is available in the THL online service.

COVID-19 vaccination coverage in Porvoo by age group 

Further information on vaccinations in Porvoo


Infections and mass exposures in City of Porvoo

The City of Porvoo informs about infections and mass exposure when they impact on the city services or/and when the amount of infecionts or exposures is large.

Bulletins on earlier infections and mass exposures (in Finnish)


Testing and infections in the Neste Kilpilahti refinery major turnaround area

The Neste refinery in Porvoo is undergoing a major turnaround lasting approximately 12 weeks, during which regulatory inspections important for the operation of the refinery, maintenance works and selected asset improvement initiatives are carried out. It is estimated that the refinery will be in use by the end of June.

A review of the coronavirus situation and health security plans in the turnaround area can be found on the Kilpilahti.fi website.

Kilpilahti.fi

Up to approximately 4,500 people work on the site simultaneously. Around 6,000 people, 2,000 of whom are foreign, will work on the site in different phases over the course of the spring. Neste will subject the entire staff to regular, compulsory COVID-19 testing during the major turnaround.

Daily updates on the amount of mass tests and positive results will be posted on this page. The numbers are updated once a day. Numbers can all so be updated retroactively.

Corona tests May 15th 2021

Number of COVID-19 tests performed on the Porvoo refinery major turnaround site: 400
Number of positive test results on the Porvoo refinery major turnaround site: 4
Number of positive test results among the residents of Porvoo or persons accommodated in Porvoo on the refinery major turnaround site: 0
Total number of positive test results in Porvoo (doesn’t include persons temporarily accommodated in Porvoo): 1

Corona tests May 14th 2021

Number of COVID-19 tests performed on the Porvoo refinery major turnaround site: 1496
Number of positive test results on the Porvoo refinery major turnaround site: 0
Number of positive test results among the residents of Porvoo or persons accommodated in Porvoo on the refinery major turnaround site: 0
Total number of positive test results in Porvoo (doesn’t include persons temporarily accommodated in Porvoo): 0

Corona tests May 13th 2021

Number of COVID-19 tests performed on the Porvoo refinery major turnaround site: 989
Number of positive test results on the Porvoo refinery major turnaround site: 5
Number of positive test results among the residents of Porvoo or persons accommodated in Porvoo on the refinery major turnaround site: 0
Total number of positive test results in Porvoo (doesn’t include persons temporarily accommodated in Porvoo): 2

Corona tests May 12th 2021

Number of COVID-19 tests performed on the Porvoo refinery major turnaround site: 1576
Number of positive test results on the Porvoo refinery major turnaround site: 1
Number of positive test results among the residents of Porvoo or persons accommodated in Porvoo on the refinery major turnaround site: 0
Total number of positive test results in Porvoo (doesn’t include persons temporarily accommodated in Porvoo): 2

Corona tests May 11th 2021

Number of COVID-19 tests performed on the Porvoo refinery major turnaround site: 960
Number of positive test results on the Porvoo refinery major turnaround site: 3
Number of positive test results among the residents of Porvoo or persons accommodated in Porvoo on the refinery major turnaround site: 0
Total number of positive test results in Porvoo (doesn’t include persons temporarily accommodated in Porvoo): 0

Corona tests May 10th 2021

Number of COVID-19 tests performed on the Porvoo refinery major turnaround site: 1528
Number of positive test results on the Porvoo refinery major turnaround site: 4
Number of positive test results among the residents of Porvoo or persons accommodated in Porvoo on the refinery major turnaround site: 0
Total number of positive test results in Porvoo (doesn’t include persons temporarily accommodated in Porvoo): 1

Covid-19 testing and infections in Borealis Phenol & Aromatics turnaround area

Borealis Phenol & Aromatics unit in Porvoo is undergoing a turnaround which started in the middle of April. During the turnaround, specific maintenance and repair work is conducted and investments implemented. The maintenance and repair work include cleaning and periodic maintenance of process equipment and inspections of pressure vessels and safety systems. The investments focus on modernizing the plant equipment to gain increased efficiency and safety.

Totally approximately 1,350 people work in different phases on the turnaround site, 300 of whom are foreign. Around 750 work on the site simultaneously, approximately 170 of whom are foreign. A comprehensive contingency plan is in place, and specific actions have been agreed to ensure healthy and safe work conditions for all who operate in the area. A negative test result is required of all turnaround employees before entering the site and they are regularly Covid tested during the turnaround.

Updates of the amount of tests and positive results will be posted on this page. The numbers are updated once a day from Tuesday to Friday, so numbers can also be updated retroactively.

Corona tests May 13th 2021

Number of COVID-19 tests performed on the Borealis turnaround site: 92
Number of positive test results on the Borealis turnaround site: 0
Number of positive test results among the residents of Porvoo or persons accommodated in Porvoo on the Borealis turnaround site: 0
Total number of positive test results in Porvoo (doesn’t include persons temporarily accommodated in Porvoo): 2

Corona tests May 12th 2021

Number of COVID-19 tests performed on the Borealis turnaround site: 252
Number of positive test results on the Borealis turnaround site: 0
Number of positive test results among the residents of Porvoo or persons accommodated in Porvoo on the Borealis turnaround site: 0
Total number of positive test results in Porvoo (doesn’t include persons temporarily accommodated in Porvoo): 2

Corona tests May 11th 2021

Number of COVID-19 tests performed on the Borealis turnaround site: 309
Number of positive test results on the Borealis turnaround site: 1
Number of positive test results among the residents of Porvoo or persons accommodated in Porvoo on the Borealis turnaround site: 0
Total number of positive test results in Porvoo (doesn’t include persons temporarily accommodated in Porvoo): 0

Corona tests May 10th 2021

Number of COVID-19 tests performed on the Borealis turnaround site: 154
Number of positive test results on the Borealis turnaround site: 0
Number of positive test results among the residents of Porvoo or persons accommodated in Porvoo on the Borealis turnaround site: 0
Total number of positive test results in Porvoo (doesn’t include persons temporarily accommodated in Porvoo): 1