By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare reports that assessment on COVID-19 in the country that was published on June 25 shows the number of cases reported weekly to the communicable diseases register has still continued to decrease.


Now the estimated basic reproduction number is 0.40–0.75. The number is slightly lower than the previous week. This means that the coronavirus epidemic continues to slow down in Finland.

During the last period (15–21 June), no new cases were reported in 14 hospital districts.

Very few new cases were reported in hospital districts other than the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). The number of new cases in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa has also continued to decline compared to the previous week.

The number of patients hospitalized due to the COVID-19 disease has decreased, and the forecast predicts that the number of new periods in hospital and intensive care continues to decline further next week.

At present, the coronavirus testing capacity of laboratories is more than 13,000 samples per day. This exceeds the target set by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, i.e. the daily testing capacity of 10,000 samples. Last week, the number of people tested for coronavirus was again smaller than in the previous weeks. The percentage of positive COVID-19 cases of all samples taken has continued to decline.

The current COVID-19 numbers in Finland are 7191 cases, including 328 deaths.