Monday June 21, 2021

5 more deaths, 750 new coronavirus infections diagnosed in 1 week

Published : 09 Jun 2021, 15:10

  DF Report

File Photo: Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS).

The coronavirus death toll in the country has reached 964 as five more patients died in different hospital districts in the last one week since Thursday, 3 June, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Wednesday afternoon.

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

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 93, 520 as 750 new cases were diagnosed in the last seven days.

Out of the new cases, 143 infections were diagnosed on Thursday, 125 on Friday, 120 on Saturday, 68 on Sunday, 55 on Monday, 113 on Tuesday and 126 on Wednesday.

The number of coronavirus variants in the country increased to 8393. Of them, 6, 883 are Alfa variants, 1,367 Beta variants, two Gamma variants and 141 Brazilian variants.

So far, 611 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 103 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS), 103 in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa Hospital District (TAYS), 85 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), and 62 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS).

A total of 58 coronavirus patients, including seven in intensive care units (ICUs), are now undergoing treatment at different hospitals in the country.

According to the THL report, in relation to Finland’s total population (5,537,046), the prevalence of COVID-19 cases is 1,689 per 100,000 people.

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