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6443 infections diagnosed

Coronavirus death toll in Finland hits 304

Published : 20 May 2020, 16:55

  DF Report

Photo City of Helsinki by Vladimir Pohtokari.

The coronavirus death toll in Finland has increased to 304 as three 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 Wednesday.

So far, a total of 250 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 6443, as 44 more cases had been diagnosed in the 24 hours until Wednesday 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, 118 coronavirus patients are undergoing treatment in different hospitals, including 20 in intensive care units.

Currently, laboratories are testing about 9600 samples a day.

In relation to Finland’s total population (5,543,233), the prevalence of cases is 116 cases per 100,000 people, the THL report pointed out.