11 new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area

11 new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The cas­es are part of the same exten­sive chain of infec­tions we have informed about recent­ly. The per­son­nel does its best to inves­ti­gate the fur­ther chains of infec­tion and to con­tact trace those that have been exposed. It has been pos­si­ble to trace about 70 per­cent of the recent infec­tions on an indi­vid­ual lev­el, and the place or event that served as source of the infec­tion can be traced in about 90 per­cent of the cases.

Yes­ter­day, a new record was reached in Soite when it comes to coro­n­avirus tests as 917 tests were tak­en in one day. The lab­o­ra­to­ry ana­lyt­ics is con­gest­ed because of the large num­ber of tests and there­fore the test results come lat­er than usu­al. 2.9% of the coro­n­avirus tests are positive.

In the last 14 days, 135 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area and the inci­dence is cur­rent­ly 174/100 000 cit­i­zens dur­ing 14 days. One per­son who has been infect­ed with the coro­n­avirus is cared for at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

New pos­si­ble expo­sure situations:

  • Friday 14th of May 4.30 - 6.00 pm horserace in Kaustinen

The list of all pos­si­ble places of expo­sure can be found at Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site: The most recent places of expo­sure will also be list­ed on the front page of Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site. Places where expo­sure may have occurred are added onto Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site as needed.

As we informed ear­li­er, some of the coro­n­avirus infec­tions in the exten­sive chain have been con­firmed as the Indi­an vari­ant of the coro­n­avirus. The same instruc­tions on pre­vent­ing infec­tions apply to coro­n­avirus variants:

  • reduce the number of close contact to a minimum - avoid all unnecessary social gatherings!
  • be sure to use a face mask carefully - the recommendation on the use of face masks apply to all persons over the age of 12!
  • remember to keep a safe distance of 2 metres!
  • maintain good hand hygiene
  • follow the regional regulations and recommendations

We ask all who have even just mild symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing. One should not move out­side the home even if one only has mild symptoms!

Seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing ear­ly and even if you have only very mild symptoms:

  • Online by filling out the coronavirus symptom checker at:
  • By calling Soite’s coronavirus helpline: 06 828 7499 (open weekdays 8 am to 5 pm and weekends 8 am to 4 pm). Children (persons younger than 16 who are ill): Soite’s paediatric emergency clinic 06 826 4444 (open around the clock 24/7). If your health requires urgent care, call Soite’s Medical Helpline, 116 117.

We are pleased with how active the res­i­dents in the area have been in going to coro­n­avirus test­ing. How­ev­er, we would like to remind every­one that you can­not come to the dri­ve-in test­ing site with­out book­ing and appoint­ment before­hand. We also ask you to please observe that an appoint­ment must be booked, online or by phone, for every­one who comes to a test­ing site. For exam­ple, the whole fam­i­ly can­not come to the coro­n­avirus test­ing site if you have only booked an appoint­ment in one person’s name. In order for the test­ing process to work smooth­ly, the per­son­nel at the test­ing site needs to know before­hand who comes for a test. The per­son­nel then has the per­son­al infor­ma­tion and the lab­o­ra­to­ry refer­rals ready before the testing.

Those that get a pos­i­tive test result always receive a call from Soite and a neg­a­tive test result can be checked in the Omakan­ta ser­vice. Alter­na­tive­ly, you are sent a text mes­sage if you have giv­en per­mis­sion for send­ing text messages.

There are answers on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site to many ques­tions regard­ing the coronavirus.


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