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

Anoth­er 11 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The cas­es are part of the same exten­sive chain of infec­tions we have informed about late­ly. The major­i­ty of the new infec­tions have been con­firmed in peo­ple who were already in quar­an­tine. No new exten­sive mass expo­sures have come to light after the expo­sure at Luci­na Hag­manin koulu (infor­ma­tion in Finnish).

There is still a risk that new exten­sive expo­sure sit­u­a­tions can occur. Soite’s unit for the pre­ven­tion of the spread of infec­tious dis­eases stress­es that the quar­an­tine rules have to be observed and that you should not go to work nor par­tic­i­pate in hob­bies if you have even the slight­est symp­toms indica­tive of the coronavirus.

Infor­ma­tion about a pos­si­ble expo­sure situations:

  • Saturday 15th of May 10 am to 1 pm the petting zoo Toivosen eläinpuisto
  • Sunday 16th of May 10 am to 11 am Minimani, Kokkola
  • Monday 17th of May about 9 am to 11 am Motorset, Kannus
  • Monday 17th of May 8 am to 9 am Koivusaari, Kannus
  • Monday 17th of May 6 to 7 pm S-Market, Kälviä

The list of all pos­si­ble places of expo­sure can be found at: The most recent places of expo­sure will also be list­ed on the front page. The list of places of expo­sure is updat­ed on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site as needed.

Yes­ter­day, 622 coro­n­avirus sam­ples were tak­en in Soite. The con­ges­tion of sam­ples is still being processed, which delays the test results. The com­plet­ed pro­cess­ing of the sam­ples may result in high­er dai­ly num­bers of new infec­tions report­ed in the com­ing days.

Over 14 days, a total of 156 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite and the inci­dence of infec­tions is cur­rent­ly 200 /100 000 cit­i­zens One COVID-19 patient is cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at Cen­tral Ostrobothnia’s cen­tral hospital.

The same coro­n­avirus guide­lines for infec­tion pre­ven­tion also apply regard­ing virus mutations:

  • reduce the number of close contact to a minimum - i.e. avoid all unnecessary social gatherings!
  • be sure to use a protective mask – mask use is recommended for everyone older than 12 years!
  • maintain a safety distance of 2 meters
  • maintain good hand hygiene
  • follow the regional regulations and recommendations

We urge every­one who has even mild symp­toms indica­tive of coro­n­avirus to quick­ly seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing. You should not go out­side your home even if you have only mild symptoms!


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