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6380 infections diagnosed

Coronavirus death toll in Finland rises to 300

Published : 18 May 2020, 14:31

Updated : 18 May 2020, 14:48

  DF Report

File Photo University of Helsinki by Ari Aalto.

The coronavirus death toll in Finland has increased to 300 as two more people died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Monday.

So far, a total of 246 people died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 25 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 14 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS), 12 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS), and three in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District.

The identities of the deceased, however, could not be known as the THL did not divulge any details in this regard.

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infection cases in the country has increased to 6380, as 33 more cases had been diagnosed in the 24 hours until Monday afternoon.

The number of coronavirus infections in Finland is likely to be much higher than is reported, as not all those with mild symptoms have been tested thus far and there is no data available on asymptomatic infections.

So far more than 5000 patients have recovered from the disease, said THL.

Presently, 117 coronavirus patients are undergoing treatment in different hospitals, including 34 in intensive care units.

Currently, laboratories are testing about 8000 samples a day and their testing capacity is being increased gradually.

In relation to Finland’s total population (5,543,233), the prevalence of cases is 115 cases per 100,000 people, the THL report pointed out.