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Labs test 14,000 samples daily

19 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 12 Aug 2020, 13:38

  DF Report

File Photo: City of Helsinki.

The total number of coronavirus infections in the country increased to 7,642 as 19 more cases have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus deaths in Finland remains unchanged at 333, as no new death has been reported in the last 24 hours.

The last coronavirus death in the country was reported on August 10.

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 Wednesday, 7050 or more than 90% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.

A total of seven 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 138 per 100,000 people.

Currently, laboratories in the country are testing about 14,000 samples a day.