There are now 319 confirmed coronavirus infections in Finland, according to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL. The numbers, which are likely not accurate (people with mild symptoms are generally not being tested), were published on Tuesday afternoon, March 17.
The number has grown with 47 since our last update on Monday afternoon.
There are now two known cases of patients being treated in intensive care for coronavirus. One is an adult in working age in Mikkeli, Southern Savonia region. The other is being treated in the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District.
According to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, there are about 300 hospital beds in intensive care available in Finland. The number is based on a “quick calculation.”