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2 more deaths, 115 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 3 days

Published : 14 Sep 2020, 15:58

Updated : 14 Sep 2020, 23:40

  DF Report

File Photo City of Helsinki by Vladimir Pohtokari.

The number of coronavirus deaths in Finland has increased to 339, as two more patients– one in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) and another in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS)– died in the three days since Friday, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Monday.

So far, a total of 277 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 26 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 20 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS), 13 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 8,627, as 115 more cases were diagnosed in three days since Friday. Out of the new infections, 45 were reported on Saturday, 23 on Sunday, and 47 on Monday, said the THL.

Until Monday, 7,500 or more than 90% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.

A total of 10 coronavirus patients, including three in the 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 156 per 100,000 people.

Currently, laboratories in the country are testing about 16,000 samples a day.