752 new cases of coronavirus detected in Finland

There have been 752 new cases of coronavirus infection in Finland, according to the THL Health and Social Development Authority.

Over the past week, the number of infected has increased by almost 60 %.

872 new infections were reported yesterday, 692 on Tuesday and 345 on Monday.

According to THL, the incidence now stands at 135 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the past two weeks.

According to THL Chief Physician Otto Helve , currently almost all infections are attributed to the “delta” strain of coronavirus.

The authorities are concerned about the increased burden on basic medical institutions dealing, in particular, with tracing the chains of infection. Currently, the source of infection can only be traced in 52% of cases. The most difficult situation is in the Uusimaa region.

A record 8,300 people were quarantined in the last week of July.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) yesterday in the Yle program announced the start of vaccination of 12-15 year olds. The news was confirmed today at a joint press conference by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and THL.