Tuesday October 26, 2021

10 new deaths, 2,789 coronavirus infections diagnosed in 1 week

Published : 30 Sep 2021, 14:55

  DF Report

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The coronavirus death toll in the country increased to 1072 as 10 new deaths were reported in the country in the last one week till Wednesday since 16 September, said the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in a joint press release on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 141,552 till Thursday and the number of new cases in the last one week till Wednesday was 2789.

In Finland, 83.8 per cent of the target population for COVID-19 vaccination, i.e. people who are 12 years of age or over, have received at least their first vaccine dose, and 69.7 per cent also their second vaccine dose.

Between 22 and 29 September, the uptake of the first vaccine dose grew by 0.4 percentage points and the uptake of the second dose by 2.5 percentage points.

More than 86 per cent of people aged over 60 have already received two vaccine doses. Among people aged between 50 and 59, the uptake is over 82 per cent and, among people aged between 40 and 49, over 74 per cent.

Over the past week, the uptake of the first vaccine dose has grown the most among people aged 12–15 (1.2 percentage points, up from 66.5 per cent to 67.7 per cent) and the uptake of the second dose the most among people aged 16–19 (7.8 percentage points, up from 30.3 per cent to 38.1 per cent).

Large regional clusters of COVID-19 are reported particularly among young people, which are linked, for example, to student gatherings.

The incidence of new cases over the last two-week period (13–26 September) was 102 per 100,000 inhabitants. This is 20 per cent less than in the preceding two-week period when the incidence of cases was 127 per 100,000 inhabitants.

The total number of new cases reported between 20 and 26 August was 2,855, whereas a week before the number of new cases was 2789.