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Rate of infections inches up

20 more coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 06 Aug 2020, 15:38

Updated : 07 Aug 2020, 01:49

  DF Report

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The total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 7,532, as 20 more cases have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus deaths in Finland remains unchanged at 331, as no new death has been reported in the last two days, said the THL report.

The last coronavirus death in the country took place on 4 August.

Until Thursday, 6,980 or more than 90% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.

A total of six coronavirus patients are now undergoing treatment at different hospitals but there is no one in any intensive care unit (ICU).

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.

According to the THL report, in relation to Finland’s total population (5,543,233), the prevalence of COVID-19 cases is 136 per 100,000 people.

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

Meanwhile, the THL in a release on Thursday said that at the national level, the number of new coronavirus infections is still small, even though there has been a slight increase in reported cases in July.

During the last monitoring period from 27 July to 2 August 2020, a total of 74 new cases were reported to the National Infectious Diseases Register. In the week before, the number of reported cases was 51, showing a slight growth in the number of cases reported in the two previous weeks, 42 cases in the week beginning from 13 July and 38 cases in the week beginning from 6 July.

Currently, the estimated basic reproduction number (RO) is 1.10–1.40, with a 90 per cent probability interval.