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149 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours
Published : 22 Sep 2020, 14:12
The total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 9,195 as 149 more cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus deaths in Finland remains unchanged at 341, as no new death has been reported in the last 24 hours.
The last coronavirus death was reported on 21 September.
So far, a total of 278 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 25 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 20 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS), 13 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS), and five in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District.
Until Tuesday, 7,700 or more than 85% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.
A total of 19 coronavirus patients, including two 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 166 per 100,000 people.
Currently, laboratories in the country have the testing capacity of about 20,000 samples a day.