152 new coronavirus deaths reported in 2 weeks in Finland
The coronavirus death toll in the country has reached 2,366 till Wednesday as a total of 152 new deaths were reported in the last two weeks (14 February to 27 February), said the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in a joint press release on Thursday.
In the preceding two-week period, the figure was 225.
On 27 February, there were 316 inpatients in specialised healthcare, while the week before, on 20 February, this number was 322.
It is estimated that two out of five patients in specialised healthcare were being treated mainly for some other reason than COVID-19. On 27 February, the total number of patients in intensive care was 44, compared to 38 on 20 February.
Between 21 and 27 February, 36 new COVID-19 patients were admitted to intensive care, while in the previous week the number was 25.
The overall level of SARS-CoV-2 genetic material in Finland’s wastewater has remained high. The level of viral genetic material has started to decrease only in Espoo and Helsinki, whereas it has continued to increase or remained stable in other regions where samples are taken.
By 2 March 2022, 86.4 per cent of people in Finland who are 18 years of age or over had received at least two vaccine doses and 61 per cent three vaccine doses.