Monday January 18, 2021

5 more deaths, 221 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 12 Jan 2021, 15:14

  DF Report

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The coronavirus death toll in Finland rose to 602, as five more patients died at different hospitals in the country in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Tuesday.

Out of the deaths, two were reported in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), and one was reported in Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District and Turku Hospital District (TYKS) each.

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 39,011, as 221 new cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

So far, a total of 409 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 71 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 48 in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District, 43 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS) and 31 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS).

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

A total of 158 coronavirus patients, including 30 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 704 per 100,000 people.

Currently, laboratories in the country have the testing capacity of about 26,000 samples a day.