Information and advice on the coronavirus

COVID-19 vaccinations have been progressing at a good pace in Finland, which has improved the outlook. At the same time, the number of COVID-19 cases remains high, as contacts between people have increased and easily transmissible virus variant are spreading around.

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 when it’s your turn.

Slow decrease in COVID-19 infections – burden on specialised healthcare remains the same

16.9.2021 10.34

The number of new COVID-19 cases has been on a slow decline for the past four weeks. The total number of new cases reported between 6 and 12 September was 3,119. This is about 750 cases fewer than the week before.

The epidemic continues to spread especially among unvaccinated 20–49-year-olds.

Live recording of the press confrence on 16.9. | YouTube


National strategy for COVID-19 testing and tracing updated to target testing and tracing more accurately

14.9.2021 12.51

In future, COVID-19 testing will primarily focus on unvaccinated people who have been exposed to the virus and are experiencing symptoms and on vaccinated people who still continue to be at risk of serious illness from COVID-19. This is stated in the national strategy for COVID-19 testing and tracing updated by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Live recording of the press conference (in Finnish) | Youtube


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