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Coronavirus latest: 199 deaths, 30 confirmed infections at reception centres
This article includes the latest updates on the novel coronavirus outbreak in Finland.
- 4,740 lab-confirmed infections as of Tuesday (28.4), 45 more than the previous day
- 199 deaths due to Covid-19 complications as of Tuesday afternoon (28.4)
- Median age of those who have died is 84; 52% have been men
- More than 90% of deceased had at least one chronic illness
- PM says no new decisions on restrictions before Sunday, 3 May
- Ukraine travel ban spells trouble for Finnish farmers
- Meyer Turku announces 450 permanent job cuts
- 30 confirmed cases at 6 asylum seeker reception centres
28.4 16:14 Migri confirms 30 Covid-19 cases at reception centres
The Finnish Immigration Service, Migri, reported on Tuesday that 30 residents at six asylum seeker reception centres had confirmed Covid-19 infections. The agency said that most of the infections were detected at centres located in Uusimaa, a region in which the majority of coronavirus infections have been confirmed in the country.
Migri’s head of section, Olli Snellmann, said in an agency report that the city of Espoo’s infectious diseases physician has decided to begin broader testing for Covid-19 among residents at the Nihtisilta reception centre due to the recent developments.
There are 40 asylum seeker reception centres across the country with around 7,700 registered clients, 4,400 of whom reside at the centres.