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Finland sees decline in new Covid cases

As of Monday, Finland's coronavirus incident rate was just over 107 cases per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks.

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Health care worker prepares coronavirus vaccine kits, file photo. Image: Tiina Jutila / Yle

The incidence of new coronavirus cases in Finland has decreased in recent weeks, according to data from hospital districts across the country.

Finland recorded 5,973 new coronavirus cases over the past two weeks, which is 3,102 fewer cases seen during the previous fortnight, according to the data.

In total, more than 82,200 coronavirus cases have been diagnosed in Finland since the start of the epidemic last year.

As of Monday, Finland's coronavirus incident rate was just over 107 cases per 100,000 residents over a two-week period.

The largest number of the country's cases continue to be in the hospital districts of Helsinki and Uusimaa, but also Southern Savo and Päijät-Häme.

However, the incident rate for new cases has fallen sharply, particularly in the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District. Meanwhile, new case numbers also went down in Päijät-Häme.

Meanwhile, in the hospital district of Eastern Savo case numbers have risen over the past two weeks from 35 to 202, but due to the area's small number of roughly 40,000 residents, the figures can quickly change in either direction within a short period of time.

Finland's lowest coronavirus incident rate as of Monday was in the Lapland Hospital District, where the ratio was 10.2 cases per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks.

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