Thursday February 25, 2021

3 more deaths,548 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 17 Feb 2021, 15:09

  DF Report

File Photo: City of Helsinki by Kimmo Brandt.

The coronavirus death toll in Finland increased to 723 as three more patients died at different hospitals in the country in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Wednesday.

Out of the deaths, two were reported in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS) while the rest one was reported in Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS).

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 51,595 as 548 new cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

So far, 482 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 78 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 72 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 132 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 931 per 100,000 people.

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