14 new coro­n­avirus cas­es con­firmed in Soite’s area

14 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 dur­ing the last few days and which start­ed at a first of May brunch. About 400 peo­ple are in quar­an­tine.

One patient is cur­rent­ly being treat­ed for COVID-19 at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal.

In Kan­nus, junior high school stu­dents at the Juhani Vuori­nen school have been trans­ferred to dis­tance edu­ca­tion for next week due to coro­n­avirus infec­tions and expo­sures in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent class­es. The school will inform the stu­dents and par­ents about the sit­u­a­tion and how teach­ing will be orga­nized in greater detail through Wilma.

As pre­vi­ous­ly informed, some of the coro­n­avirus infec­tions in the chain of infec­tion have been con­firmed to be of the Indi­an vari­ant. 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 face mask carefully
  • keep a safety distance of 2 meters to other people
  • maintain good hand hygiene
  • follow the regional regulations and recommendations

 Addi­tion 3.13 pm:

Poten­tial expo­sure for the coro­n­avirus:

  •  Monday 10th May 2.20 pm the bus journey from Juhani Vuorinen school to Korpela

The list of all pos­si­ble places of expo­sure can be found at Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site:

Please observe that even if you have vis­it­ed a poten­tial expo­sure site, you do not need to con­tact Soite by phone if you do not have any symp­toms. It is enough if you fol­low the coro­n­avirus rec­om­men­da­tions i.e. keep the num­ber of close con­tacts to a min­i­mum, avoid unnec­es­sary social gath­er­ings and be mind­ful of prop­er use of face masks, main­tain a safe­ty dis­tance of 2 meters and exer­cise good hand hygiene. Seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing ear­ly and even if you have only very mild symptoms.

If you have been in con­tact with some­one who has been exposed to coro­na but not with a con­firmed case of coro­na, you can observe your con­di­tion at home and fol­low the coro­na virus rec­om­men­da­tions. If you have been exposed to coro­n­avirus, Soite will call you.

We urge every­one to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing ear­ly and even if they have only very mild symptoms.

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

  • Online by filling out the corona symptom evaluation at the address:
  • By calling Soite’s corona 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 you require urgent care, call Soite's Medical Helpline, phone 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.

Soite calls any­one who gets a pos­i­tive test result and a neg­a­tive test result can be checked via your My Kan­ta Pages or you will receive a text mes­sage if you have giv­en per­mis­sion for this.

The answer to many of the coro­na-relat­ed ques­tions that you are wor­ried about can be found here on Soite’s coro­na website. 


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