COVID-19 virus SARS-CoV-2

Epidemiological Profile of Finland

The evolution of COVID-19 epidemiology during its second wave between August 2, 2020 and September 12, 2021 in Finland. The data is expressed as the weekly number of reported positive cases per 100000 of the population. Notice the characteristic and profound incidence fluctuations despite maintenance of strict social distancing measures by the Finish government.

Finland shares its characteristic epidemiology profile with a number of other countries exhibiting low population exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In these countries, (Norway, Philippines, Iran) the amplitude of the COVID-19 peaks progressively increases with time.

During the last peak on August 15, 2021, only 21% of the the Finnish population (5,5 million) was exposed to the pathogen and began mounting its immune response to it. Likely Finland still has a long painful road ahead to achieve its nation's resilience against COVID-19.

Data: WHO weekly reported SARS-CoV-2 virus positive cases.