Finland reports 156 new cases of coronavirus – infection rate is on the rise

In Finland, 156 new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the last 24 hours, according to the THL Department of Health and Social Development.

Over the past two weeks, 3,536 people have been infected.

In total, more than 100 thousand cases of COVID-19 have been recorded during the pandemic.

The number of patients undergoing treatment in hospitals has increased slightly since last week. At the moment, there are 52 patients with coronavirus infection in hospitals, of which 12 are in intensive care units.

The infection rate continues to grow

At the moment, the incidence rate of coronavirus nationwide is almost 64 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants in the past two weeks, while in the previous two-week period it was at 39. According to THL, the highest infection rate so far in the medical district of Helsinki and Uusimaa, where about 118 infections were detected per 100,000 inhabitants. In the Päijät Häme medical district, the infection rate is 112.

Today, 3.55 million people have been vaccinated with one dose of the vaccine in the country, that is, 63.9 percent of the population. Both vaccinations were given to 1.54 million people, that is, slightly over 27.7% of the population.