In Finland, 460 new coronary infections were reported on Saturday.

According to STT, Pirkanmaa saw the highest daily number of infections during the epidemic to date.

New infections were reported in the province 43.

The most recent data on patients in hospital are from Friday, when 141 people were treated.

Of these, 21 have been transferred to intensive care.

The number of people in treatment decreased by a couple of dozen from Wednesday.

The President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö participated in the epidemic debate early in the afternoon on Yle Radio 1.

The president, who spoke with the citizens calling the mission, said that because of the pandemic, Christmas will be done differently this year.

According to the president, everyone is currently doing Christmas with their own behavior so that Korona does not become a guest.

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö participated in the epidemic debate on the radio. Photo: Vesa Moilanen / Lehtikuva

According to a survey published by Helsingin Sanomat on Friday, a total of 56 per cent of Finns are ready to take the coronavirus vaccine if it is possible at the beginning of next year.

Niinistö said he is convinced that when the administration of vaccines starts and they have a saving benefit, many will reconsider their position.

Niinistö himself said that he would take the coroner vaccine as soon as he became a recipient.

Two clusters of infections in domestic treatment facilities were also reported during the day.

During the day, Ilta-Sanomat reported on four caregivers of the Elderly Services Housing Unit in Pieksämäki who were infected with the corona.

Infections were detected on Thursday and Saturday.

The city of Pieksämäki has said that it tests the entire staff and residents every other day for the time being.

This ensures that all potentially infected people are identified.

Exposed persons have been identified and quarantined.

Due to the situation, a visit to the Valona elderly care unit should be avoided.

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The second case concerns a nursing home in Viljandi, Uusimaa, Uusimaa.

A corona has been found in a nursing home since mid-November, and four residents have died.

Karviainen, a joint municipality of Karkkila and Vihti, spoke about the matter.

Since mid-November, coronary infections have been diagnosed in the nursing home by 11 residents and seven staff members.

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At eight o'clock in the evening, the Central Uusimaa sote also reported on Twitter about an infection in a private nursing home in Nurmijärvi.

In addition, the municipal group reported on the crowd exposure in the women's basketball team from Hyvinkää.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, 415 deaths due to the coronavirus have been recorded in Finland. Next time, hospital districts and THL will update data on coronary deaths on Monday.

In the last two weeks, 6,002 infections have been reported in the country, which is 2,171 more than in the previous two weeks.

A total of 27,218 coronavirus infections have been reported in Finland.