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4 new deaths, 222 more coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 21 Oct 2020, 14:26

Updated : 21 Oct 2020, 14:33

  DF Report

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File Photo City of Helsinki.

The number of coronavirus deaths in Finland has increased to 355 as four more patients-three in Turku Hospital District (TYKS) and one in Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District- died in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 14,071 as 222 more cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

So far a total of 283 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 25 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 24 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS), 14 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS), and nine in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District.

Until Wednesday, 9,800 or more than 70% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.

A total of 65 coronavirus patients, including seven 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 254 per 100,000 people.

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