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19.05.2021

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

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 19th of May 2021

Because of the wors­ened coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion, Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group will gath­er on Mon­days, Wednes­days and Fri­days and as nec­es­sary. The pre­pared­ness is in accor­dance with plan.

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 late­ly. Most of the new infec­tions that have been con­firmed are present in peo­ple who were already in quar­an­tine. No new exten­sive mass expo­sures have occurred.

Yes­ter­day, 647 coro­n­avirus sam­ples were tak­en in Soite. Lab­o­ra­to­ry ana­lyt­ics are con­gest­ed due to large vol­umes of sam­ples, which means test results are delayed. 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 146 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite and the inci­dence of infec­tions is cur­rent­ly 188 /100 000 cit­i­zens. One COVID-19 patient is cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at Cen­tral Ostrobothnia’s cen­tral hospital.

No new pos­si­ble expo­sure sit­u­a­tions have been con­firmed. The list of all pos­si­ble places of expo­sure can be found at the address https://korona.soite.fi/en/possible-exposures-to-covid-19/. The most recent places of expo­sure will also be list­ed on the front page. The list of places where expo­sures may have occurred will be com­plet­ed on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site as needed.

The same coro­na 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 regional recommendations and restrictions

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!

Changes in Soite dur­ing the coro­n­avirus pandemic

Due to the rapid­ly wors­ened coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion, there will be changes in Soite as fol­lows, pri­mar­i­ly until the 30th of May 2021:

  • Health care services:
    • Lohtaja health care station remains closed until 30th of May 2021
    • the outpatient clinics at the central hospital will only accept patients in urgent need of care
    • within the school health care, no medical examinations will be arranged
    • within the oral health care, dental health examinations for schoolchildren will be on a hiatus.
  • Services for families:
    • within the social and mental health care services it is recommended that personnel work from home and use remote reception, but it will be ensured that clients have physical access to these services if needed
    • rehabilitating work activities are organized with special arrangements
    • at child health clinics and within school and student health care it is recommended that personnel work from home and use remote reception, but it will be ensured that clients have physical access to these services if needed
    • at child health clinics and within school and student health care, house visits will only be carried out if necessary and only to families with no symptoms of coronavirus infection
    • at maternity clinics, only the pregnant person may come to appointments
    • at child health clinics, only one parent can accompany the child to an appointment
    • both parents may participate during extensive medical examinations provided they are symptom free
    • school nurses at schools currently using distance education have been transferred to working with tracing the infections, and are currently unavailable
    • within the specialised health care for children and young people it is recommended that personnel work from home and use remote reception, but it has to be ensured that clients have physical access to these services if needed
  • Care and nursing
    • The health centre for the elderly, Daalia, pauses its activities until 6th of June.
    • eSenior activity is paused
    • Day activities for the elderly are paused until the 20th of June. We will keep in touch with families in other manners.  
    • Soite’s gyms at Honkaharju activity centre and Kuusikumpu senior housing unit are closed.  
    • Non-urgent client advisory services are on hiatus. Acute assessments of service needs are carried out.
    • There may be changes at the geriatric outpatient clinic. Clients will be contacted separately regarding changes that affect them.

All coro­n­avirus-relat­ed changes in the open­ing hours of Soite’s ser­vices can be found on the coro­na web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/measures-in-soite/

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