Tuesday April 13, 2021

5 more deaths, 581 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 02 Mar 2021, 13:07

Updated : 02 Mar 2021, 23:12

  DF Report

Photo: Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS).

The coronavirus death toll in Finland increased to 755 as five 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, three were reported in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS) while one was reported in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS) and the Tampere-Pirkanmaa Hospital District (TAYS) each.

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 58,645 as 581 new cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, said the THL report.

The total number of the coronavirus variants increased to 1,239 in the country. Out of the cases 1174 were UK variants, 64 South African variants, and one was Brazilian variant.

So far, 497 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 79 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 79 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS), 63 in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa Hospital District (TAYS) and 37 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS).

A total of 247 coronavirus patients, including 39 in intensive care units (ICUs), are now undergoing treatment at different hospitals.

According to the THL report, in relation to Finland’s total population (5,537,046), the prevalence of COVID-19 cases is 1059 per 100,000 people.

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