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Coronavirus cases up to 958 with 78 new

Coronavirus death toll raises to 5 in Finland with 2 new deaths

Published : 26 Mar 2020, 14:35

Updated : 26 Mar 2020, 19:30

  DF Report

File Photo: City of Helsinki.

Two people died of coronavirus infection in the country in the last 24 hours – one in the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District and the other in the Päijät-Häme Hospital District.

With this, the coronavirus death toll in Finland has risen to five since its outbreak in February.

The Helsinki-Uusimaa hospital district (HUS) on Thursday said an elderly person had died of coronavirus infection on Wednesday.

On the same day, the Päijät-Häme Hospital District also announced the death of a patient from the same cause on the Wednesday.

The authorities, however, did not divulge any details about the deceased considering their confidentiality.

Earlier, two people died of coronavirus infection at the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) and the Kanta-Häme Hospital District on March 24 and another person succumbed to the infection in the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District on March 20.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus infection cases in Finland has climbed to 958, as 78 new cases were diagnosed on Thursday in different areas of the country, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

The risk of infection has increased throughout Finland. In recent days, an increasing number of coronavirus infections have been diagnosed in the Uusimaa region.

Experts, however, fear that the total number of people infected with coronavirus in Finland is much higher than the official figure counted by the authorities concerned.

As all the suspected cases are not being tested anymore, so the real number of infections is estimated to be much higher. Only the seriously ill and people in risk-groups, such as social and healthcare workers, are being tested in the country now.