Wednesday 10/28/20
GROWING NUMBER OF CASES

Finland reports two coronavirus deaths in Helsinki and Tampere

Government asks regional health authorities for reports on contingency plans to deal with the growing number of infections. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health says there is a real danger that the coronavirus situation will worsen in the coming weeks.

10 September 2020, Indonesia, Makassar: A health worker wearing full protective gear takes a swab from a woman for coronavirus test. Photo: Herwin Bahar/dpa.
A health worker wearing full protective gear takes a swab from a woman for coronavirus test Makassar (Indonesia). Photo: Herwin Bahar/dpa.

Finland added two more deaths to its private account of fatalities caused by the coronavirus on Wednesday. 

Comparison of the latest data published by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) with the previous report shows that the latest two deaths occurred in the hospital districts of Helsinki and Tampere. With them, the number of deaths associated with the disease caused by the Covid-19 virus rises to 343.

THL also reported 93 new diagnosed coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections detected since the beginning of the pandemic to 9,288. The Finnish health authorities have recently warned about the "alarming" increase in the incidence of cases in the country during the month of September.

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Source: THL.

Government requests reports

The number of hospitalized patients has also risen during the last week and is 22. Of them, 4 are admitted to intensive care units.

In light of this increase in infections,  The government asks regional health authorities for reports on contingency plans to deal with the growing number of infections

Government emphasized that there is a real danger that the coronavirus situation will worsen in the coming weeks. These reports should be delivered on Friday.

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