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Situation update on the coronavirus - Helsinki

Information on the number of coronavirus fatalities and infections in Helsinki


COVID-19-situation

19 October 2020 update

  • Total number of infections in Helsinki to date: 4,467
  • Percentage of nationwide infections: 33 %
  • Number of new infections
    - in the previous 7 days: 435
    - in the previous 7 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 66
    - in the previous 14 days: 824
    - in the previous 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 126
  • Total fatalities in Helsinki: 176
  • Total fatalities in Helsinki senior care facilities: 93

18 October 2020 update

  • Total number of infections in Helsinki to date: 4,424
  • Percentage of nationwide infections: 32,6 %
  • Number of new infections
    - in the previous 7 days: 413
    - in the previous 7 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 63
    - in the previous 14 days: 827
    - in the previous 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 126
  • Total fatalities in Helsinki: 176
  • Total fatalities in Helsinki senior care facilities: 93

Links:

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

Situation report on the coronavirus outbreak 7 October 2020

  • The coronavirus outbreak in Helsinki has reached a clear acceleration phase. A total of 340 infections have been reported over the past week. The highest daily count of new cases has been 64.
  • Young adults are the dominant age group with regard to new infections. However, seniors and other members of risk groups have also been infected.
  • Nightlife activities and private events now present a serious risk in terms of spreading the coronavirus and have led to numerous infection chains.
  • The availability of testing is currently at a good level. Up to 1,700 tests have been performed on a daily basis.
  • Unfortunately, there have been delays in sample analysis and results have taken about two days on average to complete.
  • The Omaolo service has been a very popular channel for making test appointments, with more than 900 daily bookings.
  • In order to provide electronic appointment booking for persons under 16 years of age, a separate booking channel has been added to the health station chatbot. The chatbot is available at the address https://www.hel.fi/helsinki/en/socia-health/health/stations.
  • As opposed to before, those who have been in close contact with an infected person within 48 hours of the onset of the symptoms are considered to have been exposed. This and the high daily number of social encounters result in elevated exposure numbers.
  • In order to limit exposures and further infections, it is important to observe safe distances and comply with all instructions regarding hygiene, mask use and other matters related to the coronavirus.

Exposure and infections in daycares, schools and educational institutions between the 5th and 11th of October

In the chart are the numbers of people exposed to coronavirus or the number of observed infections per nursery school, school or pupil, in nursery schools, schools and educational institutes in Helsinki region during the previous week.
Helsinki publishes from 23 September 2020 onwards names of nursery schools, schools and educational institutes with confirmed infections and those with exposure to coronavirus. We don’t publish names of small nursery schools and schools to protect the privacy of the parties. The information is updated every Wednesday.

The exposed people are quarantined. Guardians, students and personnel have been informed in the nursery schools, schools and educational institutes where exposure has happened.

There are 44,260 pupils in municipal Finnish and Swedish comprehensive schools in Helsinki. The state-owned and private basic education schools have approximately 10,400 pupils. In total, there are 54,660 pupils in basic education.
There are 28,805 children in Finnish and Swedish early childhood education.

Exposure and infections between the 5th and 11th of October

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 10 nursery schools

Päiväkoti Jätkäsaari 72 1
Päiväkoti Tunturi 15 1
Päiväkoti Ahti 8 1
Päiväkoti Poutapilvi 21 1
Päiväkoti Porolahti-Tammisalo 22 1
Päiväkoti Taneli 21 1
Päiväkoti Rastila 14 1
Päiväkoti Floora 4 1
Päiväkoti Loimi 10 1
Päiväkoti Lassi ja Niitty 48 1
Exposure in 12 comprehensive schools

Puistolan peruskoulu 25 1
Vartiokylän yläaste 21 1
Pitäjänmäen peruskoulu 23 1
Kruunuhaan yläaste 99 3
Kankarepuiston peruskoulu 11 1
Helsingin Uusi Yhteiskoulu 26 1
Hiidenkiven peruskoulu 1 1
Herttoniemenrannan ala-aste 31 1
Myllypuron peruskoulu 24 1
Puotilan ala-aste 33 2
Puistopolun peruskoulu 40 4
Helsingin ranskalais-suomalainen koulu 21 4
Exposure in 3 upper secondary schools, educational institutes and/or universities

Stadin ammattiopisto, Prinsessantie 9 1
Stadin ammattiopisto, Holkkitie 8 1
Alppilan lukio 3 2


Exposure and infections in daycares, schools and educational institutions 28 September-4 October

The chart shows the number of people infected or exposed to the coronavirus in Helsinki's daycare centres, schools and educational institutions in the previous week. 

The City of Helsinki started listing the names of daycares, schools and educational institutions that have been identified to have lab-confirmed coronavirus infections and exposure on 23 September 2020. Smaller daycare centres and schools will not be listed, to protect customer and staff privacy. The information below is updated every Wednesday.

Everyone who has been judged to have been exposed is requested to stay at home in quarantine, and all relevant students, guardians and staff are informed immediately about the possibility of exposure. 

At last count, 44,260 students attended municipal Finnish and Swedish-language comprehensive schools in Helsinki. A further 10,400 attended state and private schools, leading to a total of 54,660 students in basic education in the city.

At last count, 28,805 children attended Finnish and Swedish-language early childhood education.

Exposure and infections, 28 September-4 October

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 5 nursery schools

Daghemmet Arbetets Vänner 20 1
Päiväkoti Korento 23 1
Päiväkoti Lappi 16 1
Päiväkoti Neulanen 23 1
Päiväkoti Savotta 1 0
Exposure in 12 comprehensive schools

Englantilainen koulu 100 6
Herttoniemenrannan ala-asteen koulu 25 1
Latokartanon peruskoulu 22 1
Maunulan ala-asteen koulu 24 1
Meilahden ala-asteen koulu 23 1
Puistopolun peruskoulu 7 1



Helsingin Uusi yhteiskoulu 26 1
Hiidenkiven peruskoulu 1 1
Kruununhaan yläasteen koulu 1 1
Käpylän peruskoulu 24 1
Meilahden yläasteen koulu 69 3
Pohjois-Haagan yhteiskoulu 27 1
Exposure in 11 upper secondary schools, educational institutes and/or universities

Careeria ammattikoulu 7 1
Helsingin Seurakuntaopisto 12 1
Kulosaaren yhteiskoulu, lukio 25 1
Perho Liiketalousopisto 10 1
Pohjois-Haagan yhteiskoulu, lukio 44 1
Stadin ammatti- ja aikuisopisto, Holkkitie unit 7 1
Stadin ammatti-ja aikuisopisto, Savokatu unit 1 1
Stadin ammatti-ja aikuisopisto, Vilppulatie unit 8 1
Töölön yhteiskoulun aikuislukio 37 1



Arcada ammattikorkeakoulu 8 1
Haaga-Helia ammattikorkeakoulu, Pasila campus
56 8
Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu, Arabia campus
Exposed are still being tracked
7
Sibelius-Akatemia 8 5


Map of coronavirus infections in Helsinki

14 October 2020 Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki according to postal code (Excel)


30 September 2020 Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki according to postal code (Excel)


30 September 2020 update:

  • The infection rate in Helsinki is clearly accelerating. Some 26 lab-confirmed cases per day have been diagnosed over the last two weeks, rising to 34 cases per day in the last week.
  • Incidents of infection and exposure are distributed quite evenly throughout the different areas of the city in relation to population density.
  • Infections in young adults have accounted for most of the recent diagnoses, with 20-24 year olds accounting for 23% of new infections.
  • Approximately 1,300 covid-19 tests are being administered every day in Helsinki. HUSLAB laboratories have diagnosed about 1.5% as positive.
  • Testing is currently widely available, with no wait. The addition of a new sampling station at the Malmi Airport, which opened on 30 September, has improved the city’s testing capacity significantly.
  • Analysis of the test samples currently takes around 40 hours, so people who have attended tests have had to wait an average of 2 days for results.
  • Teens and young adults have been turning out in large numbers to attend covid-19 tests. Young people between the ages of 10 and 24 have sought out testing significantly more than other age groups.



20.10.2020 13:07