Thursday February 25, 2021

6 more deaths,1090 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 3 days

Published : 15 Feb 2021, 14:46

Updated : 15 Feb 2021, 14:48

  DF Report

File Photo: HUS.

The coronavirus death toll in Finland increased to 716 as six more patients died at different hospitals in the country in the three days since Friday afternoon, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Monday.

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

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 50,662 as 1090 new cases were diagnosed in the last three days.

Out of the new cases, 435 infections were diagnosed on Saturday, 312 on Sunday, and 343 on Monday, said the THL.

So far, 479 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 78 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 68 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS), 59 in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District and 32 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS).

A total of 129 coronavirus patients, including 21 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 914 per 100,000 people.

Currently, laboratories in the country have the testing capacity of about 30,000 samples a day.