Since the beginning of the pandemic, there are 26,422 confirmed coronavirus infections in Finland, according to the new numbers released on Thursday by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

The number of new infections between Wednesday and Thursday is 540.

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In the past 24 hours, most new infections were confirmed in the following cities:

175 in Helsinki (8,158), 49 in Vantaa (2,778), 44 in Espoo (3,027) and 31 in Lahti (538).

In addition, new infections were confirmed in the cities and municipalities below:

31 in Turku, 24 in Oulu, 12 in Karvia, 9 in Tampere, 8 in Nurmijärvi, 7 in Jyväskylä, 5 in Rovaniemi, 5 in Hämeenlinna, 5 in Kotka, 5 in Pieksämäki, 5 in Tuusula, 5 in Kerava, 4 in Kirkkonummi, 4 in Hollola, 4 in Kouvola, 4 in Lieksa, 3 in Masku, 3 in Varkaus, 3 in Hamina, 3 in Kaarina, 3 in Salo, 3 in Kempele, 3 in Nivala, 3 in Lapinjärvi, 3 in Kaustinen, 3 in Pirkkala, 3 in Mäntsälä, 2 in Paimio, 2 in Kangasniemi, 2 in Mikkeli, 2 in Seinäjoki, 2 in Lempäälä, 2 in Tohmajärvi, 2 in Kuopio, 2 in Ylivieska, 2 in Lapua, 2 in Lappeenranta, 2 in Parkano, 2 in Sipoo, 2 in Riihimäki, 2 in Järvenpää, 2 in Iitti, 2 in Honkajoki, 2 in Pornainen, 1 in Tornio, 1 in Ylöjärvi, 1 in Heinola, 1 in Siuntio, 1 in Muurame, 1 in Uurainen, 1 in Hyvinkää, 1 in Orimattila, 1 in Valkeakoski, 1 in Orimattila, 1 in Kalajoki, 1 in Hyvinkää, 1 in Kauniainen, 1in Vaasa, 1 in Juva, 1 in Mynämäki, 1 in Parainen, 1 in Karkkila, 1 in Hausjärvi, 1 in Lohja, 1 in Uusikaupunki, 1 in Eura, 1 in Sysmä, 1 in Porvoo, 1 in Kajaani, 1 in Vesilahti.

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In addition, new infections were confirmed in Nakkila, Kärkölä and Puolanka but the numbers are unknown.