Thursday 10/28/21

Covid-19 epidemic fading in Finland

On Monday, health officials reported just 4 infections and zero deaths in the past 24 hours.

The fearsome coronavirus epidemic is fading in Finland, the latest official figures show.

On Monday 15 June, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) reported just 4 new coronavirus infections. With those contagions, the total number of laboratory-diagnosed cases of Covid-19 throughout the country rose to 7,108.

The health agency also reported zero new deaths associated with the disease in the last 24 hours. So far, the country's death toll is 326.

The region of Helsinki-Uusimaa is the epicenter and worst-hit area. According to official figures, to date, 5,214 cases of Covid-19 have been found in the capital metropolitan area. Of them, 2,702 have been diagnosed in the city of Helsinki.

To date, the Helsinki university hospital special catchment area (HYKS) reported 269 fatalities (82% of the country's total). This means four out of every five deaths have occurred in the Helsinki hospital area.Coronavirus-cases-intensive-care-deaths-15-June-2020

Source: THL.

Helsinki-Uusimaa is also the region showing the highest incidence of infections: there are 309.3 diagnosed cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

For the whole country, the average incidence rate is less than half that in Helsinki: 128 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to THL.

In intensive care

On Monday, the official number of patients hospitalized due to coronavirus nationwide was 22. And the number of people in intensive care units was 3.

According to a preliminary estimate by THL, around 6,200 people may have already recovered from the disease.

To date, Finnish laboratories have taken samples from approximately 219,900 people.