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235 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 09 Oct 2020, 13:50

  DF Report

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The total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 11,580 as 235 more cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Friday.

The number of coronavirus deaths in Finland, however, remains unchanged at 346, as no new death has been reported in the last 24 hours.

The last coronavirus death was reported on 5 October.

So far a total of 281 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 Friday, 8,500 or more than 75% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.

A total of 37 coronavirus patients, including five 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 209 per 100,000 people.

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