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Table 2 Numbers and change in given diagnoses in emergency department visits in the participating hospitals six weeks before and six weeks after the start of emergency on March 16

From: The effect of national lockdown due to COVID-19 on emergency department visits

  six weeks before six weeks after  
  n n Change (%)
Total number of visits 22,069 18,584 −15.8
Visits due:
 -Back or limb pain (M00-M99) 1333 916 −31.3
 -Cerebral infarction (I60-I69) 308 311 1.0
 -COVID19 suspect (U07)a 2 262 13,000
 -Gastrointestinal disease (K00-K99) 1111 981 −11.7
 -Infectious diseases (A00-B99) 741 537 −27.5
 -Injury (S00-S99 & T00-T49) 3804 3128 −17.8
 -Myocardial infarction (I20-I25) 348 348 0.0
 -Other 9404 8030 −14.6
 -Other heart disease (I30-I52) 1284 1066 −17.0
 -Psychiatric disease (F00-F99) 1024 834 −18.6
 -Respiratory infection (J00-J99) 1818 1431 −21.3
 -Urinary disease (N00-N99) 892 740 −17.0
  1. aICD-10 code U07.1 was introduced in Finland on March 11, meaning that the visits due to suspected or diagnosed COVID-19 infection were coded to different categories prior to its introduction