The coronavirus situation in Espoo

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Latest update: 4 March 2021 at 15:50

We publish information on the coronavirus situation in Espoo once a week on Wednesdays. The numbers depict the situation from the previous week’s Wednesday until the Tuesday preceding publication. The numbers are cumulative, which means that the number of infections also includes all Espoo residents who have already recovered from the disease.

Situation on 3 March 2021

  • A total of 5,810 Espoo residents have contracted the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus (laboratory-confirmed cases).
  • Since 1 July 2020, there have been 4,910 new cases (during the past week +368, during the past two weeks +472).
  • In total, 59 Espoo residents have died of the disease in the city’s own services and outsourced services. 18 deaths have occurred in the year 2021.
  • Sources of infections in the past two weeks:
    • unknown 45 %
    • family member or person living in the same household 32 %
    • close friend or relative (not living in the same household) 11 %
    • place of work 6 %
    • educational institution or day care center 1 %
    • private event 3 %
    • other contacts 2 %
  • Age distribution of residents who contracted the disease during the past four weeks:
    • under 18 years 20 %
    • 18–34 years 36 %
    • 35–54 years 33 %
    • 55 years and over 11 %
  • During the past week, 7,702 coronavirus tests were conducted and 2.8 % of the tests were positive.
  • There have been 118 confirmed cases of a virus variant in Espoo, nearly all of them UK variants.
  • A total of 17,433 vaccine doses have been administered in Espoo.

Situation on 24 February 2021

  • A total of 5,442 Espoo residents have contracted the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus (laboratory-confirmed cases).
  • Since 1 July 2020, there have been 4,542 new cases (during the past week +267, during the past two weeks +472).
  • In total, 59 Espoo residents have died of the disease in the city’s own services and outsourced services. 18 deaths have occurred in the year 2021.
  • Sources of infections in the past two weeks:
    • unknown 48 %
    • family member or person living in the same household 32 %
    • close friend or relative (not living in the same household) 7 %
    • place of work 5 %
    • educational institution or day care center 5 %
    • private event 1 %
    • travel 0,5 %
    • other contacts 1,5 %
  • Age distribution of residents who contracted the disease during the past four weeks:
    • under 18 years 23 %
    • 18–34 years 34 %
    • 35–54 years 31,5 %
    • 55 years and over 11,5 %
  • During the past week, 8,411 coronavirus tests were conducted and 2.8 % of the tests were positive.
  • There have been 92 confirmed cases of a virus variant in Espoo, nearly all of them UK variants.
  • A total of 13,986 vaccine doses have been administered in Espoo.

See also:

Quarantines in schools and early childhood education

Possible exposures in public places

Coronavirus infections in Espoo by area

The map and the list are updated every two weeks on Wednesdays. The data has been updated based on the situation on 24 February 2021.

Situation from the beginning of the epidemic:

Area, number of infections (cumulative)

  • Kanta-Leppävaara 712 *
  • Kilo-Karakallio 455
  • Laaksolahti 147
  • Viherlaakso-Lippajärvi 160
  • Sepänkylä 12
  • Kanta-Tapiola 268
  • Otaniemi 54
  • Haukilahti-Westend 101
  • Mankkaa 106
  • Laajalahti 64
  • Matinkylä 545
  • Olari 256
  • Henttaa-Suurpelto 89
  • Kanta-Espoonlahti 466
  • Saunalahti 141
  • Nöykkiö-Latokaski 198
  • Kaitaa 100
  • Suvisaaristo 11
  • Kanta-Kauklahti 103
  • Kurttila-Vanttila 69
  • Kanta-Espoo 703
  • Muurala-Gumböle 61
  • Bemböle 117
  • Nuuksio-Nupuri 26
  • Vanhakartano-Röylä 105
  • Kalajärvi-Lakisto 72

*The figure for the Kanta-Leppävaara area includes about one hundred cases that occurred in the Nihtisilta reception centre in the spring 2020.

Map: infections by area in the past two weeks

The data has been updated based on the situation on 24 February 2021.​ The calculations are based on population data from 31 December 2019.

Coronavirus infections in Espoo by area per 1,000 residents

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