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149 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 29 Sep 2020, 16:28

  DF Report

File Photo THL.

The total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 9,892 as 149 more cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Tuesday.

The number of coronavirus deaths in Finland, however, remains unchanged at 345, as no new death has been reported in the last 24 hours.

The last coronavirus death was reported on 28 September.

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.

Until Tuesday, 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 178 per 100,000 people.

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