By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Finland National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) reports 86 per cent of the target population for vaccinations, ie those aged 12 and over, have received at least the first dose of vaccine and 80 per cent two doses of vaccine on 10 November.

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121,799 people have received the third dose of the vaccine.

Officials say it is still very important that everyone takes the vaccine if they have not already done so. Vaccination protects very well against serious coronavirus disease and also helps to protect loved ones.

However, achieving this milestone alone will not be enough to turn infections and the need for hospitalization downwards.

During the first week of November,  5,100 new COVID-19 cases were reported, compared to 3,700 to 4,200 cases per week in the previous three weeks.

Finland has reported 17,584 cases during the past month, including 102 deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, 167,119 total cases and 1,216 deaths have been recorded.