2 more deaths, 47 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 3 days

10 Aug 2020, 15:06

  DF Report

File Photo University of Helsinki by Ari Aalto.

The number of coronavirus deaths in Finland increased to 333 as two more patients – one in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) and one in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS) – died in the last 72 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Monday.

The total number of coronavirus infections recorded in the country has increased to 7,601, as 47 more cases have been diagnosed in the three days since Friday.

So far, a total of 274 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 25 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 19 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS), 12 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS), and three in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District.

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

A total of five coronavirus patients, including one in an 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 137 per 100,000 people.

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