The number of coronavirus deaths in Finland increased to 334 as one more patient died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) in the last 72 hours, said the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) today Monday 17/8/2020.
Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country increased to 7,752 as 52 more cases have been diagnosed in the last three days since Friday.
So far, a total of 275 people have died in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), 25 in the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District (KYS), 19 in the Turku Hospital District (TYKS), 12 in the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Hospital District (OYS), and three in the Tampere-Pirkanmaa (TAYS) Hospital District.
The previous coronavirus death in the country was reported on August 10.
Until today Monday, 7050 or more than 90% coronavirus-infected patients in Finland had recovered.
A total of five coronavirus patients are now undergoing treatment at different hospitals.
However, there is no patient in intensive care unit (ICU).
According to the THL report, in relation to Finland’s total population (5,543,233), the prevalence of COVID-19 cases is 140 per 100,000 people.
Currently, laboratories in the country are testing about 14,000 samples a day to help strategize the situation.
Credit: Tracy Annan, DNT correspondent, Scandinavia