The Covid-19 pandemic situation is currently stable in Finland, according to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

The coronavirus pandemic situation in Finland is stable, according to the latest assessment by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

During the last period (July 20–26 2020), a total of 51 new cases were reported to the National Infectious Diseases Register. The weekly number of cases has risen slightly and is now at the same level as at the end of June.

The incidence of new cases during week 30 was 0.9 per 100,000 inhabitants. In the past two periods, the incidence per 100,000 inhabitants was is 1.7. The previous reference figure was 1.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Currently, the estimated basic reproduction number is 0.85-1.05, with a 90% probability. “The national epidemiological situation remains stable, even though the decline in the incidence of infections has come to a halt,” THL noted.

On week 30, approximately 4,000 people per day were tested for the coronavirus. The percentage of positive Covid-19 cases of all samples taken has remained low. The highest number of new cases were reported in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa and the Hospital District of Southwest Finland. No new cases were reported in 14 of the 21 hospital districts in Finland.

THL noted that “some of the new cases are related to well-known infection chains and clusters of cases that are being monitored. Cases have also been reported in Finland that most likely originated abroad. The transmission chains of all new cases will be traced to prevent the infection from spreading. It is important to closely monitor and assess the development of the situation.”

It is estimated that 6,950 people, which is about 90 percent of all confirmed cases, have recovered from the disease.

On Monday, August 3, there were 7,446 confirmed coronavirus infections in Finland.