21 new coro­n­avirus cas­es con­firmed in Soite’s area

21 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. About 920 peo­ple are in quar­an­tine and anoth­er few hun­dreds are in self-quarantine.

Dur­ing 14 days a total of 101 coro­n­avirus infec­tions have been con­firmed and the inci­dence of infec­tion is cur­rent­ly 130 / 100 000 res­i­dents in the Soite area. Of the coro­n­avirus tests, about 2,7 per­cent are pos­i­tive. One patient is cur­rent­ly being treat­ed for COVID-19 at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

The region­al COVID-19 author­i­ty task group gath­ers today to eval­u­ate whether the area should be reclas­si­fied as being in the com­mu­ni­ty trans­mis­sion phase. Fur­ther­more, Soite will meet with Kan­nus’ edu­ca­tion­al insi­tu­tions today to dis­cuss pos­si­ble safe­ty mea­sures in the schools.

The planned num­ber of surg­eries at the cen­tral hos­pi­tal have to be reduced. Restric­tions on vis­its will be imple­ment­ed at Soite’s depart­ments and hous­ing ser­vice units. All vis­its have to be agreed beforehand.

Coro­n­avirus infec­tions are now spred­ing quick­ly among young peo­ple espe­cial­li in Kokko­la and Kan­nus. We strong­ly urge young peo­ple in the region to avoid all social gath­er­ings so that we can slow down the epi­dem­ic and achieve a bet­ter sit­u­a­tion for the sum­mer. It is also impor­tant to pre­vent the virus from spread­ing to risk groups. Let’s now adhere to stricter restric­tions for a few weeks, and we’ll have a more coro­na-free summer!

As pre­vous­ly 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 contacts 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:

  • Tues 11th May 6 pm to 7.30 pm soccer hall Kipparihalli in Kokkola
  • Thurs 13th of May 5 pm to 5.30 Kasipiste in Ruotsalo
  • Fri 14th May 12 noon to 3 pm department store J.Kärkkäinen, Ylivieska (especially Fresh!Burger 1 pm to 1.30 pm)
  • Fri 14th of May 5 pm to 5.30 pm Restaurant Casa, Lohtaja

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

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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