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Finland registered 3,269 new Covid-19 infections in the last week

Over the same period, 4 people died in Finland after contracting the virus
Helsinki hospital district doctors caring for a sick patient with Covid-19. Photo: @HUS.
Helsinki hospital district doctors caring for a sick patient with Covid-19. Photo: @HUS/File photo.

The number of coronavirus infections remains high in this fourth wave of the pandemic and the incidence of new cases continues to rise.

However, the increase in cases is not leading to a significant rise in deaths or greater pressure on the health system.

According to the latest figures released by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), the 5.5 million country registered 3,269 Covid-19 infections during the past week.

Over the same period, 4 people died in Finland after contracting the virus.

At the time of writing this article, the incidence of new cases is 92.6 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. This is a significant increase compared to 53.9 new cases recorded in the previous two-week period.

Delta variant

Still, pressure on the Finnish healthcare system due to the coronavirus pandemic remains at low levels. According to THL data, there are currently 57 people hospitalized throughout the country for problems associated with Covid-19 infection. Of these, only 6 are admitted to intensive care units.

Most of those hospitalized are in the Helsinki (27) and Kuopio (11) hospital districts.Tampere (7), Oulu (6) and Turku (6) are the other regions with people admitted to hospitals.

To date, Finland has officially recorded 104,495 Covid-19 infections and 982 deaths.

The dreaded Delta variant, first detected in India, is not causing too much damage in the Nordic country so far. To date, 1,875 cases of this strain have been diagnosed across the country.

The information was updated by THL on Wednesday 28 July and shows the change compared to Wednesday 21 July.

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