Thursday 28.05.2020

Finland reports 3 more deaths and 91 new infections

With them, the total number of laboratory-diagnosed cases rose to 6,145.
Finland reports 3 more deaths and 91 new infections

On Thursday 14 May, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) reported 91 more coronavirus (koronavirus, in Finnish) infections. With them, the total number of laboratory-diagnosed cases rose to 6,145.

The health agency also reported 3 more deaths associated with the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities in Finland to 287.

The region of Helsinki-Uusimaa remains the epicenter and worst-hit area. According to official figures, to date, 4,392 cases of Covid-19 have been found in the capital metropolitan area. Of them, 2,281 have been diagnosed in the city of Helsinki.

New deaths in Helsinki and Kuopio

To date, the Helsinki University hospital special catchment area (HYKS) reported 234 fatalities (81.5% of the country's total). This means four out of every five deaths caused by coronavirus have occurred in the Helsinki hospital area.

Of the 3 deaths reported on Thursday, 2 occurred in the capital region and 1 in the Kuopio University Catchment area (KYS), where to date 24 fatalities have been reported.


Source: THL.

Helsinki-Uusimaa is also the region with the highest incidence of infections: there are already 260.5 diagnosed cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This rate grows slightly everyday.

For the whole country, the average incidence rate is less than half that in Helsinki: 111 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to THL.

In intensive care units

On Thursday, the official number of patients hospitalized due to coronavirus nationwide was 143. And the number of people in intensive care units was 33.

According to a preliminary estimate by THL, there are at least 4,300 people who may have already recovered from the disease.

To date, Finnish laboratories have taken samples from approximately 137,000 people.