On Thursday, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has confirmed 654 new coronavirus infections in Finland.

In the past 24 hours, most new cases were found in the following cities:

179 in Helsinki, 70 in Espoo, 57 in Vantaa, 44 in Turku.

New infections were also confirmed in these cities and municipalities:

22 in Salo, 22 in Tampere, 22 in Lahti, 19 in Kotka, 11 in Tuusula, 9 in Jyväskylä, 9 in Savonlinna, 9 in Kerava, 8 in Porvoo, 8 in Nurmijärvi, 7 in Kaarina, 7 in Raisio, 7 in Lappeenranta, 6 in Seinäjoki, 6 in Jämsä, 6 in Hamina, 6 in Imatra, 5 in Kuopio, 5 in Kokkola, 5 in Vaasa, 5 in Järvenpää, 4 in Lieto, 4 in Varkaus, 4 in Kouvola, 4 in Joensuu, 3 in Sauvo, 3 in Virolahti, 3 in Vihti, 3 in Pöytyä, 3 in Kauniainen, 2 in Naantali, 2 in Hyvinkää, 2 in Liperi, 2 in Laukaa, 3 in Vesilahti, 2 in Pori, 2 in Koski Tl, 2 in Lohja, 2 in Uusikaupunki, 2 in Hämeenlinna, 2 in Kangasala, 2 in Raasepori.

In addition, one new infection was confirmed in scattered cities across the country.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the total number of coronavirus cases in Finland is 78, 106.