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Situation update on the coronavirus – Helsinki

Information on the number of coronavirus fatalities and infections in Helsinki


24 January 2021 update

  • Total number of infections in Helsinki to date: 12,429
  • Percentage of nationwide infections: 29,2%
  • Number of new infections
    - in the previous 7 days: 517
    - in the previous 7 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 79
    - in the previous 14 days: 936
    - in the previous 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 143
  • Total fatalities in Helsinki: 244
  • In hospital care 19

21 January 2021 update

  • Total number of infections in Helsinki to date: 12,231
  • Percentage of nationwide infections: 29,4%
  • Number of new infections
    - in the previous 7 days: 480
    - in the previous 7 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 73
    - in the previous 14 days: 939
    - in the previous 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 143
  • Total fatalities in Helsinki: 241
  • In hospital care 19

Links:

Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki by to postal code (Excel 13.01.2021) / PDF

Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki by to postal code (Excel 23.12.2020) / PDF

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s situation update on the coronavirus 

Covid-19 situation in graphs

Exposure and infections in daycare centres, schools and educational institutions, 11–17 January 2021

This information wil be next published on 27.1.2021.

The chart shows the number of observed infections and exposures in Helsinki’s daycare centres, schools and educational institutions during the previous week. The City of Helsinki started publishing the names of daycare centres, schools and educational institutions with lab-confirmed covid-19 infections and suspected cases of exposure on 23 September 2020.

(*)To protect the privacy of the parties we don’t publish information about the number of infected and exposed in small schools and nurseries. This information is usually updated every Wednesday by 16:00 at the latest.

Everyone believed to have been exposed to a covid-19 infection in these institutions is asked to quarantine. Students, parents, guardians and staff are informed quickly about potential cases of exposure.

At last count, there were 44,260 students in municipal Finnish and Swedish comprehensive schools in Helsinki. State and private schools have an additional 10,400, leading to total of 54,660 basic education students in the city. There were 28,805 children attending Finnish and Swedish early childhood education at last count.

Incidents in daycares, schools and other educational institutions​ Total number of people believed to have been exposed (includes daycare customers, students and staff)​ Total number of infections (includes daycare customers, students and staff)​
Exposure in the following nursery schools

Päiväkoti Karhi 32 3
Päiväkoti Lammikko 7 1
Päiväkoti Loiske * *
Päiväkoti Merituuli 13 1
Päiväkoti Neilikka * *
Päiväkoti Porolahti 8 1
Päiväkoti Seulanen * *
Päiväkoti Susanna * *
Päiväkoti Tunturi 14 1
Päiväkoti Tuorinniemi 14 1
Exposure in the following comprehensive schools

Apollon yhteiskoulu <5 1
Arabian peruskoulu <5 1
Aurinkolahden peruskoulu 10 1
Botby grundskola 21 3
Englantilainen koulu 22 1
Grundskolan Norsen 0 1
Hertsikan ala-asteen koulu 40 1
Herttoniemenrannan ala-asteen koulu 24 1
Kankarepuiston peruskoulu 0 1
Porolahden peruskoulu 63 2
Puistopolun peruskoulu <5 3
Roihuvuoren ala-aste 15 1
Torpparinmäen peruskoulu 11 1
Exposure in the following upper secondary schools, educational institutes and/or universities

Eiran aikuislukio <5 1
Stadin ammattiopisto / Kullervonkatu 0 1
Yrkesinstitutet Practicum 11 1


Exposure and infections in daycare centres, schools and educational institutions, 04-10 January 2021

Children, pupils and students returned from the Christmas holiday stepwise during week one.

Incidents in daycares, schools and other educational institutions​ Total number of people believed to have been exposed (includes daycare customers, students and staff)​ Total number of infections (includes daycare customers, students and staff)​
Exposure in the following nursery schools

Päiväkoti Mestari <5 1
Exposure in the following comprehensive schools

Hoplaxskolan, Munksnäsenhet 18 1
Maatullin ala-asteen koulu 5 1
Malminkartanon ala-asteen koulu 20 1
Marjatta-koulu <5 1
Exposure in the following upper secondary schools, educational institutes and/or universities

Stadin ammattiopisto / Prinsessatie <5 1


Map of coronavirus infections in Helsinki, 13 January


This information is next published on 27.1.2021.

Information by postal code:

13 January: Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki according to postal code (Excel)

13 January: Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki according to postal code  (PDF)

Notes for 13 January

  • During the last three weeks, the infectious disease situation has stabilised at a more favourable level compared to that of early 2020 in terms of new cases. However, there are still a lot of infections.
  • The number of daily new infections has been 65 during last week, with the number being 68 over a period of three weeks.
  • In terms of areas, infected people live throughout Helsinki, and individual postal code areas with high incidence numbers can be found in all directions.
  • The high incidence rate of Central Töölö is explained by a local residential home epidemic, which has since been restricted through quarantine and screening measures.
  • When examining the situation by age groups, the earlier distribution pattern is repeated. Most infections are found in young adults (20-39). When the population shares of different age groups are taken into account, the situation is more balanced, and the distribution of infections among people aged 10-59 is virtually even.
  • The infection counts in people whose mother tongue is other than Finnish or Swedish are at the same level as before, accounting for about one third of all infections.
  • Currently the number of persons ordered to quarantine based on exposure in close contact is about 200-300 each day.
  • At the moment, sampling is available immediately, and the sampling network is comprehensive.
  • The sample result is ready in a day in most cases, the average time being 13 hours.
  • There is currently no delay in infection tracking.
  • During the last three weeks, ca. 4.4 per cent of the samples of Helsinki residents have been positive. As regards airport tests, the corresponding figure is 2 per cent.
  • Testing is too scarce at the moment. With low sample numbers, it is possible that infections remain hidden.
  • Residents are encouraged to seek out testing with a low threshold immediately when they experience symptoms.


Map of coronavirus infections in Helsinki, 23 December


Information by postal code:

23 December: Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki according to postal code (Excel)

23 December: Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki according to postal code  (PDF)

  • Within the past two weeks, the infectious disease situation has improved. There are still a lot of infections, but the daily case numbers have decreased significantly. 
  • Currently there are about 81 new infections a day (last seven days). 
  • In terms of postal code areas, those infected live throughout Helsinki, and individual postal code areas with high incidence numbers can be found in all directions. 
  • When examining the situation by age group, the earlier distribution pattern is repeated: most infections are found in young adults (20–39). When the population shares of different age are taken into account, the situation is mode balanced. 
  • The infection counts in people whose mother tongue is other than Finnish or Swedish are at the same level as before, accounting for about one third of all infections. 
  • Currently the number of persons ordered to quarantine based on exposure in close contact is about 300–600 each day, but the number can climb as high as 700 on individual days. 
  • Sampling is available practically without delay. There is a constant attempt to improve regional availability. Pop-up testing has been popular and will be continued after Christmas. 
  • Most samples are finished within a day, and results are obtained in 13 hours, on average. 
  • About 2.4% of tests of Helsinki residents are found positive (average for the last three days). As regards airport tests, the percentage is 1.3%. 
  • Within the past week, infection tracking has been able to work through its backlog, which means that tracking processes can now be initiated quickly. 


25.01.2021 11:00