Monday April 12, 2021

2 more deaths, 654 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 24 hours

Published : 01 Apr 2021, 13:44

  DF Report

File Photo: HUS.

The coronavirus death toll in Finland increased to 846 as two more patients- one in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) and another in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS)- died 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 78, 106 as 654 new cases were diagnosed in that time.

The number of coronavirus variants in the country increased to 2,700. Of them, 2,474 were UK variants, 225 South African variants, and one was Brazilian variant.

So far, 548 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 91 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS), 80 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 73 in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa Hospital District (TAYS), and 54 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS).

A total of 264 coronavirus patients, including 52 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 1,412 per 100,000 people.

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