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Situation update on the coronavirus – Helsinki

Information on the number of coronavirus fatalities and infections in Helsinki

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6 May 2021 situation Helsinki

  • Total number of infections in Helsinki to date: 24,807
  • Percentage of nationwide infections: 28,2%
  • Number of new infections
    - in the previous 7 days: 256
    - in the previous 7 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 39
    - in the previous 14 days: 473
    - in the previous 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 72
  • Total fatalities in Helsinki: 318
  • Coronavirus patients at the City of Helsinki’s hospitals: 7
  • Coronavirus patients in Helsinki are also treated in the wards and intensive care units of HUS hospitals

5 May 2021 situation Helsinki

  • Total number of infections in Helsinki to date: 24,769
  • Percentage of nationwide infections: 28,2%
  • Number of new infections
    - in the previous 7 days: 245
    - in the previous 7 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 37
    - in the previous 14 days: 484
    - in the previous 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants: 74
  • Total fatalities in Helsinki: 318
  • Coronavirus patients at the City of Helsinki’s hospitals: 6
  • Coronavirus patients in Helsinki are also treated in the wards and intensive care units of HUS hospitals

Links:

Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki by postal code (Excel 05.05.2021) / PDF

Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki by postal code (Excel 21.04.2021) / PDF

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, 26 April – 2 May 2021

The information will be published next time on 12 May 2021

The table below lists the number of people at Helsinki daycare centres, schools and educational institutions who have been infected by or exposed to the novel coronavirus in the last week. The numbers of people exposed to them are also presented when the table is published. The information concerns the previous week.

Helsinki has published this information weekly as of 23 September 2020. Information is not provided about small schools and daycare centres to protect people's privacy (*). The table is updated every Wednesday.

Those people who have been exposed have been ordered into quarantine. All parents and guardians, students and staff have been informed about exposures at the city's daycare centres, schools and educational institutions accordingly. The total number of children in Finnish and Swedish-language daycare centres in Helsinki (municipal and private) is 30,200. There are 44,260 children who attend municipal Finnish and Swedish-language comprehensive schools, and 10,400 more attend private or state equivalents, bringing the total number of comprehensive school students in the city to 54,660. Some 15,000 students are enrolled in upper secondary schools and 34,000 students in vocational education institutions.

Measures to curb the coronavirus epidemic have been put into practice in Helsinki daycare centres, schools and educational institutions. As of February 2021, one out of every one hundred exposed persons has contracted the infection  in the city's daycare centres and schools. It is important that everyone continues to comply with the current safety guidelines, as well as the recommendations and restrictions effective in the area.


Incidents in daycares, schools and other educational institutions​ Cases in total (children, pupils, students and personnel)
Exposed in total (children, pupils, students and personnel)
Exposure in following nursery schools 

Päiväkoti Fylgia-Solhem 1 Tracking of exposed ongoing
Päiväkoti Kallahti 1 15
Päiväkoti Linnunlaulu 1 12
Päiväkoti Leppäsuo 1 0
Päiväkoti Porolahti 1 Tracking of exposed ongoing
Päiväkoti Puuskakulma 2 23
Päiväkoti Sörkkä * *
Päiväkoti Varhela 1 17
Exposure in following comprehensive schools  Cases in total (children, pupils, students and personnel) Exposed in total (children, pupils, students and personnel)
Hertsikan ala-aste 1 9
Herttoniemen yhteiskoulu 1 <5
Keinutien ala-aste 1 <5
Lauttasaaren ala-aste 2 30
Maatullin ala-aste 1 17
Myllypuron peruskoulu 2 24
Paloheinän ala-aste 1 <5
Pukinmäenkaaren koulu 1 9
Vallilan ala-aste 1 6
Vuoniityn peruskoulu 1 Tracking of exposed ongoing
Exposure in following upper secondary schools, educational institutes and/or universities Cases in total (children, pupils, students and personnel) Exposed in total (children, pupils, students and personnel)
Maunulan yhteiskoulu ja Helsingin matikkalukio 1 0
Metropolia / Myllypuro 1 <5
Töölön yhteiskoulun lukio 1 <5


Exposure and infections in daycare centres, schools and educational institutions, 19–25 April 2021

Incidents in daycares, schools and other educational institutions​ Cases in total (children, pupils, students and personnel)
Exposed in total (children, pupils, students and personnel)
Exposure in following nursery schools 

Päiväkoti Herttoniemi 1 11
Päiväkoti Lasten Kartano 1 11
Päiväkoti Leppäsuo 1 0
Päiväkoti Mustakivi * *
Päiväkoti Puotinharju 1 25
Perhepäiväkoti Pikkupirtti * *
Päiväkoti Pilke * *
Päiväkoti Riikka 1 0
Exposure in following comprehensive schools  Cases in total (children, pupils, students and personnel) Exposed in total (children, pupils, students and personnel)
Helsingin ranskalais-suomalainen koulu 1 0
Hietakummun ala-aste 1 10
Hertsikan ala-aste 1 14
Käpylän peruskoulu 1 22
Lauttasaaren ala-aste 3 36
Vuoniityn peruskoulu 1 <5
Exposure in following upper secondary schools, educational institutes and/or universities Cases in total (children, pupils, students and personnel) Exposed in total (children, pupils, students and personnel)
University of Helsinki  1 0
Sibelius lukio  1 <5
Stadin ammattiopisto / Ilkantie 1 0
Stadin ammattiopisto / Meritalo 1 <5
Vuosaaren lukio 1 <5

Map of coronavirus infections in Helsinki, 5 May 2021

The next update will be published on 19 May 2021


Information by postal code

5 May: Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki by postal code (Excel)

5 May: Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki by postal code  (PDF)

  • The infectious disease situation in Helsinki has developed in a favourable direction. However, the decrease in the number of infections is showing signs of levelling out.
  • Measured over the entire two-week period, the average daily infection count was 34. The average daily number of infections was 36 during the first half of the examination period and around 32 during the latter half.
  • The greatest absolute numbers of infected residents can be found in the areas of Kontula-Vesala and Etelä-Vuosaari. In addition, there have been more than 20 infections in Pihlajamäki during the examination period. When the number of infected people is proportional to the number of people living in the area, right now most infections are in Kaitalahti, Pihlajamäki and Puistola.
  • In terms of age groups, infections are most common in people aged 20-29. In proportion to age group size, infections are most common among 10–19-year-olds. However, the differences between age groups in both relative and absolute rates of infection are quite small between the largest and second (in some cases also the third and fourth) largest groups.
  • The source of infection in about half of the cases originate from the home or close friends. Occupational exposures, on the one hand, and trips abroad, on the other hand, are also distinguished as the sources of infection.
  • Infections in people whose mother tongue is other than Finnish or Swedish account for slightly over one third of all infections (currently 43%).
  • During this examination period, variants have been detected in two thirds of those infected. However, the results for these are still at the preliminary stage.
  • Currently the number of persons ordered to quarantine based on exposure to close contact is about 130–200 each day.
  • The availability of testing is currently at a good level- practically on the same day. Helsinki's low-threshold testing point has been popular.
  • Over the last two weeks, roughly 1.6% of the samples of Helsinki residents were positive. As regards port tests, the percentage is 2.2%.
  • People have been commendably active in getting tested, although the number is clearly lower than in March. An average of 2,000 tests a day have been taken in Helsinki.

Map of coronavirus infections in Helsinki, 21 April 2021


Information by postal code

21 April: Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki by postal code (Excel)

21 April: Number of coronavirus infections in Helsinki by postal code  (PDF)



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