Thursday 28.05.2020

Death toll from coronavirus in Finland rises to 11

Intensive care patients increased by 32% in the last 24 hours.

Death toll from coronavirus in Finland rises to 11

The number of deaths caused by coronavirus (koronavirus, in Finnish) in Finland increased again in the last 24 hours.

According to the latest figures published by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL, in its Finnish acronym), two new deaths were recorded in the country since Saturday, bringing the total number of deceased to 11.

The 2 new deaths have been registered in the HYKS special responsibility area, the southern part of the country that includes the capital city (Helsinki), and its surroundings. 

In this area, which has been partially isolated from the rest of Finland, occurred 9 of the 11 deaths that have been recorded to date.

There was also 1 dead in OYS special responsibility area (in the north part of the country, around Oulu city), and 1 more has been recorded in the TAYS special responsibility area (Tampere and surroundings).Deaths-cases-in-Finland-Sunday-29-March

Graphic: THL.

In intensive care units

On Sunday 29 March at 9:30, Finnish health authorities had reported a total of 1,218 laboratory-diagnosed infections throughout the country. For the first time since the crisis began, all Finnish provinces have reported cases of Covid-19. The northern region of Kainuu was the last to join the list. It had remained outside the statistics until last Saturday.

According to THL, there are currently 134 hospitalized patients. Of them, 41 are requiring intensive care. The amount of infected people in intensive care increased by 32% in the last 24 hours. On Saturday, they were 31.

Of the total coronavirus cases diagnosed, 53.6% are men and 46.4% are women.

The figures are based on the number of cases communicated by the laboratories to the national Register of Communicable Diseases.

However, health authorities admit the actual number of infected people may be much higher, since people with mild symptoms are not generally tested.