Information and advice on COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 infections has increased sharply over the past few weeks. There has also been a significant increase in the number of fatalities and the need for hospital care. The incidence of the disease is especially high among people who do not have adequate vaccination protection. The incidence among vaccinated people is also increasing as the virus continues to circulate through the population.

Given the current situation, it is essential to increase vaccination coverage and strengthen vaccine protection. We also need restrictions in order to prevent the further spread of infections.

We can all do our part to manage the COVID-19 epidemic in our country. Thank you for continuing to follow the restrictions and recommendations put in place by the authorities and for getting vaccinated.

Number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, intensive care strained

2.12.2021 11.34

The number of new COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Finland. More than 8,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported between 22 and 28 November, which is more than 500 cases higher than in the previous week. The incidence of new COVID-19 cases over the last two-week period (15–28 November) was 279 per 100,000 inhabitants. 

Government discusses COVID-19 situation and decides on new measures

30.11.2021 21.25

In its meeting on Tuesday 30 November, the Government discussed the state of affairs with regard to COVID-19. The discussion focused on the Omicron variant and on the epidemiological situation and progress of vaccinations in Finland. The Government noted that new restrictions and additional measures were needed in many areas. The Government also decided to reintroduce the national recommendation on remote work.

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