Friday February 26, 2021

2 more deaths, 318 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 15 Jan 2021, 13:57

  DF Report

File Photo: Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS).

The coronavirus death toll in Finland rose to 618, as two more patients died at different hospitals 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 39,911 as 318 new cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the THL on Friday made corrections to the death figures at different hospital districts announced on Thursday.

As per the revised figures, so far, a total of 420 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 73 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 49 in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District, 45 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS) and 31 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS).

A total of 145 coronavirus patients, including 28 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 720 per 100,000 people.

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