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2 more deaths, 259 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 3 days

Published : 28 Sep 2020, 16:35

Updated : 29 Sep 2020, 00:33

  DF Report

File Photo: City of Helsinki.

The number of coronavirus deaths in Finland has increased to 345, as two more patients died in the Savo Hospital District (Kuopion yliopistollinen sairaala-KYS) in the last three days since Friday, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Monday.

So far, a total of 279 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 27 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 23 September.

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 9,743 as 259 more cases were diagnosed in the last three days.

Out of the infections, 93 cases were diagnosed on Saturday, 105 on Sunday, and 61 on Monday.

Until Monday, 7,850 or more than 80% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.

A total of 22 coronavirus patients, including four in intensive care units (ICUs), 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 176 per 100,000 people.

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