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Table 3 Numbers and change in given diagnoses of inpatient admissions in emergency departments in the participating hospitals six weeks before and six weeks after the start of lockdown 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 inpatient admissions 6606 5620 −14.9
Inpatient admissions due:
 -Back or limb pain (M00-M99) 152 119 −21.7
 -Cerebral infarction (I60-I69) 245 247 0.8
 -COVID19 suspected or detected (U07) a 1 54 5300.0
 -Gastrointestinal disease (K00-K99) 644 594 −7.8
 -Infectious diseases (A00-B99) 317 220 −30.6
 -Injury (S00-S99 & T00-T49) 800 714 −10.8
 -Myocardial infarction (I20-I25) 302 297 −1.7
 -Other 2553 2039 −20.1
 -Other heart disease (I30-I52) 553 447 −19.2
 -Psychiatric disease (F00-F99) 211 211 0.0
 -Respiratory infection (J00-J99) 554 472 −14.8
 -Urinary disease (N00-N99) 274 206 −24.8
  1. aICD-10 code U07.1 was introduced in Finland on March 11, meaning that the visits due suspected or diagnosed COVID-19 infection were coded to different categories prior to its introduction