The first case of COVID-19 in Finland during the 2019–20 worldwide pandemic was confirmed on January 29, 2020, when a Chinese tourist visiting Ivalo from Wuhan tested positive for the virus.

According to The New York Times, Finland is the most prepared of the Nordic countries for the current pandemic situation.

Finland has confirmed another 179 COVID-19 cases over the past day, Report says, citing country’s National Health and Social Development Agency.

“As of April 8, the total number of recorded coronavirus cases reached 2,487.”

According to the Agency, 34 people died from the virus so far. The average age of the victims is 84.

Notably, the coronavirus infection began to spread in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year. 209 states and regions have already reported on confirmed cases.

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The number of people infected with coronavirus globally has so far exceeded1 433 000, 302 351 of those recovered, while 82 136 died.