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287 new coronavirus infections diagnosed

Published : 13 Oct 2020, 15:33

Updated : 14 Oct 2020, 20:37

  DF Report

File Photo City of Helsinki

The total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 12,499 as 287 more cases were diagnosed since Monday, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Tuesday.

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

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 Tuesday, 8,500 or more than 75% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.

A total of 46 coronavirus patients, including 10 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 220 per 100,000 people.

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