In Finland, 720 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in a day and this is a record daily figure since the beginning of the pandemic.
This is reported by Yle.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin said that the numbers are of concern, and the government carefully monitors the development of the epidemic. At the same time, she stressed that the government does not exclude the application of the law in the state of emergency.
Over the past two weeks, 1,665 more infections were registered than in the previous 14 days. A total of 56,407 people have fallen ill since the COVID-19 epidemic began.
It also became known about two more new deaths associated with the coronavirus. A total of 742 people died of COVID-19.
210 people are being treated in hospitals, 38 of them are in intensive care. The vaccine has received 327 082 people. This is 6.28 % of the total population.
On February 25, the Government declared a state of emergency in the country due to the sharp deterioration of the situation. The authorities intend to introduce a lockdown with the closure of restaurants and the transfer of educational institutions to distance learning from March 8 to 28.