From the beginning of the pandemic, there are 23,766 confirmed coronavirus infections in Finland, according to the new numbers released on Friday by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

The death toll has increased by five since Wednesday when THL released numbers on deaths related to the coronavirus. The death toll is now at 393.

In addition, the number of people in the hospital being treated for the virus has grown by 18 since Wednesday and is now 152.

19 patients are in intensive care. Since Wednesday, the number has decreased by 2.

The number of new infections between Thursday and Friday is 618.

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

184 in Helsinki (7,419), 69 in Espoo (2,797), 63 in Oulu (631) and 48 in Vantaa (2,525).

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

28 in Alajärvi, 21 in Tampere, 13 in Turku, 12 in Jyväskylä,, 9 in Lahti, 9 in Järvenpää, 7 in Kerava, 6 in Tuusula, 4 in Joensuu, 4 in Salo, 4 in Kirkkonummi, 4 in Rautalampi, 4 in Riihimäki, 4 in Lappeenranta, 4 in Nurmijärvi, 4 in Porvoo, 4 in Evijärvi, 3 in Ylivieska, 3 in Nivala, 3 in Kangasniemi, 3 in Lempäälä, 3 in Kotka, 3 in Mäntsälä, 3 in Kauhava, 3 in Lohja, 3 in Parkano, 2 in Kajaani, 2 in Rovaniemi, 2 in Hanko, 2 in Vihti, 2 in Hämeenlinna, 2 in Sipoo, 2 in Hyvinkää, 2 in Vimpeli, 2 in Vaasa, 2 in Kempele, 2 in Kurikka, 2 in Juva, 2 in Loviisa, 2 in Muhos, 2 in Tornio, 1 in Masku, 1in Raisio, 1 in Pedesöre, 1 in Nokia, 1in Hausjärvi, 1 in Kemiönsaari, 1 in Muurame, 1 in Naantali, 1 in Soini, 1 in Ulvila, 1 in Lieksa, 1 in Pori, 1 in Imatra, 1 in Mikkeli, 1 in Ylitornio, 1 in Sodankylä, 1 in Ii, 1 in Hollola, 1 in Uurainen, 1 in Kouvola, 1 in Virolahti, 1 in Seinäjoki, 1 in Pornainen, 1 in Ylöjärvi, 1 in Kitee, 1 in Uusikaupunki, 1 in Karkkila, 1 in Kuopio, 1 in Siikajoki, 1 in Loppi, 1 in Rauma, 1 in Harjavalta, 1 in Tyrmävä, 1 in Heinola.

In addition, new infections were confirmed in Kankaanpää, Nousiainen, Parikkala, Honkajoki, Lappajärvi, Kalajoki but the numbers are unknown.