Saturday January 16, 2021

2 more deaths, 296 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 08 Jan 2021, 15:52

  DF Report

File Photo: City of Helsinki by Kimmo Brandt.

The coronavirus death toll in Finland rose to 586, as two more patients - one in Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS) and another in Turku Hospital District (TYKS)- died in the country in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Friday.

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 38,068, as 296 new cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours since Thursday afternoon.

So far, a total of 400 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 70 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 43 in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District, 42 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS) and 31 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS).

Until Friday, 31, 000 or more than 80% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.

A total of 176 coronavirus patients, including 29 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 687 per 100,000 people. Currently, laboratories in the country have the testing capacity of about 26,000 samples a day.