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Death number corrected to 344

100 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 30 Sep 2020, 15:56

Updated : 01 Oct 2020, 01:14

  DF Report

File Photo City of Helsinki by Vladimir Pohtokari.

The total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 9,992 as 100 more cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the number of total deaths was reduced by one to 344, as THL made a correction to the figure announced on Monday.

THL on Monday said that 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).

But on Wednesday it said that one death took place in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District and no one died of coronavirus in KYS hospital district on that day.

The last coronavirus death was reported on 28 September.

According to the revised figure, 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 seven in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District.

Until Wednesday, 8,100 or more than 80% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.

A total of 19 COIVID-19 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 180 per 100,000 people.

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