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2 new coronavirus deaths, 17 more infections in 24 hours

Published : 04 Aug 2020, 14:13

Updated : 05 Aug 2020, 00:01

  DF Report

File Photo: City of Helsinki.

The number of coronavirus deaths in Finland increased to 331 as two more patients died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Tuesday.

The last coronavirus death in the country took place on 24 July.

So far, a total of 273 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 25 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 18 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS), 12 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS), and three in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District.

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 7,483 as 17 more cases have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Tuesday.

Until Tuesday, 6,950 or more than 90% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.

A total of six coronavirus patients including one in intensive care unit (ICU) are now undergoing treatment at different hospitals.

According to the THL report, in relation to Finland’s total population (5,543,233), the prevalence of COVID-19 cases is 135 per 100,000 people.

Currently, laboratories in the country are testing about 13,000 samples a day.