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Pirkanmaa region reports record high number of daily cases

Health authorities in the Tampere region reported 112 cases on Friday, bringing this week's total to 437.

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Health authorities in the Pirkanmaa region have reported a sharp increase in infections over recent weeks. Image: Silja Viitala / Yle

Tampere University Hospital (TAYS) has reported 112 new lab-confirmed coronavirus infections on Friday, which is the highest daily figure in the Pirkanmaa region since the beginning of the pandemic.

The previous record was set a day previously, on Thursday, when 93 infections were reported.

Health authorities in the region said there has been a sharp increase in the number of infections over recent weeks.

Friday's tally means that a total of 437 infections have been diagnosed in Pirkanmaa over the last seven days, compared to 241 in the previous seven-day period and 152 infections in the week prior to last.

During the entire pandemic, a total of 6,270 coronavirus infections have now been diagnosed in the region.

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