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2 more deaths,614 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 18 Feb 2021, 13:15

Updated : 19 Feb 2021, 10:19

  DF Report

File Photo University of Helsinki by Ari Aalto.

The coronavirus death toll in Finland increased to 725 as two more patients died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) in the last 24 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 52,209 as 614 new cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

So far, 484 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 137 coronavirus patients, including 27 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 942 per 100,000 people.

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