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6 more deaths, 350 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 22 Jan 2021, 16:59

  DF Report

File Photo: City of Helsinki by Kimmo Brandt.

The coronavirus death toll in Finland rose to 644, as six 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.

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

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 41,915 as 350 new cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

So far 436 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 76 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 51 in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District, 50 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS) and 31 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS).

A total of 136 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 756 per 100,000 people.

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