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Situation update on the coronavirus – Helsinki

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    10 August 2022 situation Helsinki

    • Total number of infections in Helsinki to date: 173,565 
    • Percentage of nationwide infections: 14,0%
    • Number of new infections
      - in the previous 7 days: 1,243
      - in the previous 7 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 190
      - in the previous 14 days: 2,709
      - in the previous 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 413
    • Total fatalities in Helsinki: 871
    • Coronavirus patients at the City of Helsinki’s hospitals: 28
    • Coronavirus patients in Helsinki are also treated in the wards and intensive care units of HUS hospitals

    03 August 2022 situation Helsinki

    • Total number of infections in Helsinki to date: 172,415 
    • Percentage of nationwide infections: 14,2%
    • Number of new infections
      - in the previous 7 days: 1,466
      - in the previous 7 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 224
      - in the previous 14 days: 3,305
      - in the previous 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 504
    • Total fatalities in Helsinki: 863
    • Coronavirus patients at the City of Helsinki’s hospitals: 28
    • Coronavirus patients in Helsinki are also treated in the wards and intensive care units of HUS hospitals

    Links:

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

    Covid-19 situation in graphs


    Reporting on exposures and infections in daycare centres, schools and educational institutes ends 

    Helsinki has published weekly data on exposures and infections in daycare centres, schools and educational institutes since 23 September 2020. On 20 September 2021, the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) updated its guidelines on coronavirus testing for children under the age of 12. At the same time, THL updated the definition of coronavirus exposure in schools, educational institutions and early childhood education. 

    Due to significant changes in the guidelines on coronavirus testing in children and in infection tracking in the early childhood education establishment and school environment, reporting of current exposure situations is not comparable to previous reporting and will be discontinued. The last report was published on Wednesday 29 September. 

    According to THL, the risk of infection in places such as schools appears to be low. In the school year of 2020–2021, only 1.9% of the over 95,000 people exposed in early childhood education establishment, school or other educational institute were infected. 

    In exposure situations in daycare centres, schools and educational institutions, the THL guidelines state that the actual exposed persons, i.e. those with whom the coronavirus-infected person has actually been in close contact, should be identified. We will continue to contact guardians about exposures and give instructions on what to do.



    11.08.2022 14:38