Finland: Fewer people were tested for coronavirus during Christmas week – Number of reported cases fell

NordenBladet — The number of coronavirus infections reported in Finland decreased during the Christmas week (21-27 December). The number of coronavirus tests administered also fell significantly from the previous weeks. It is therefore possible that cases will be reported with a delay in the near future.The total number of new cases in the last reporting period (21–31 December) was 3,950, which was almost 2,000 fewer cases than in the preceding two-week period. The incidence of new cases was 71 per 100,000 inhabitants and in the preceding two-week period it was 93 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Number of infections in older age groups stabilisesDuring the week of 21–27 December, people under 50 years of age accounted for around 73% of all cases and people under 30 years of age for around 40% of the cases. People over 60 years of age accounted for about 14% of the new cases, while people over 70 years of age accounted for slightly below 8% of the new cases. The increase in the percentage of cases in the older age groups levelled off compared to previous weeks.Monitoring coronavirus (in Finnish and Swedish)The COVID-19 epidemic: regional situation, recommendations and restrictionsCoronavirus in numbers (Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa)Ministry of Social Affairs and Health sent a circular of hybrid strategy to manage the COVID-19 crisis


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