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2 more deaths, 93 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 23 Sep 2020, 14:25

  DF Report

File Photo University of Helsinki by Ari Aalto.

The number of coronavirus deaths in Finland has increased to 343, as two more patients– one in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) and another in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District– died in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Wednesday.

So far, a total of 279 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 six in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District.

Previously the last coronavirus death was reported on 21 September.

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 9,288 as 93 more cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

Until Wednesday, 7850 or more than 80% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.

A total of 22 coronavirus patients, including four 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 168 per 100,000 people.

Currently, laboratories in the country have the testing capacity of about 20,000 samples a day.