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12 more deaths, 217 new coronavirus cases diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 19 Jan 2021, 14:27

Updated : 19 Jan 2021, 14:29

  DF Report

File Photo: City of Helsinki by Vladimir Pohtokari.

The coronavirus death toll in Finland rose to 633, as 12 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, seven were reported in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), two in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS), two in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS) and one was reported in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District.

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 40, 722 as 217 new cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

So far, a total of 428 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 73 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 50 in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District, 48 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS) and 34 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS).

A total of 141 coronavirus patients, including 24 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 735 per 100,000 people.

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