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08.09.2021

Soite’s area remains in the accel­er­a­tion phase of the coro­n­avirus epidemic

The Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia region­al COVID-19 author­i­ty task group met on Wednes­day 8th of Sep­tem­ber 2021 to assess the region­al coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion and rec­om­men­da­tions. The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion has not calmed down in the Soite area. The author­i­ty task group empha­sizes that unvac­ci­nat­ed per­sons should seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing with­out delay, even if they only have very mild symp­toms. As the soci­ety opens up and removes restric­tions, it becomes dif­fi­cult to avoid coro­n­avirus infec­tions — the virus is sig­nif­i­cant­ly safer to encounter when you are vac­ci­nat­ed. Soite’s area remains in the accel­er­a­tion phase of the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic. The region­al rec­om­men­da­tions remain unchanged.

Over the past 14 days, a total of 38 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area and the inci­dence of infec­tions dur­ing 14 days is cur­rent­ly 49/100,000 cit­i­zens. Last week, a total of 2500 coro­n­avirus tests were tak­en, and 0.75% of the coro­n­avirus tests are pos­i­tive. 85% of the chains of infec­tions can be traced. No patients are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal because of COVID-19

Based on the begin­ning of the week, it seems that the coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion is not calm­ing down in the Soite area. Nine new coro­n­avirus infec­tions have already been iden­ti­fied dur­ing the begin­ning of the week and the per­cent­age of pos­i­tive tests is increas­ing. Coro­n­avirus infec­tions are cur­rent­ly preva­lent main­ly among those who have not been vac­ci­nat­ed or have only recent­ly been vac­ci­nat­ed. In the Soite region, coro­n­avirus infec­tions are cur­rent­ly most preva­lent in peo­ple aged 20 to 29 (48%) and peo­ple aged 10 to 19 (26%). Last week, 98 peo­ple were quar­an­tined in the Soite area.

The author­i­ty group empha­sizes that those who have not yet been vac­ci­nat­ed should seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing with­out delay, even if they only have very mild symp­toms indica­tive of a coro­n­avirus infec­tion. We also remind you that the coro­n­avirus test result should be await­ed at home and in quar­an­tine so as not to poten­tial­ly expose oth­ers to the coro­n­avirus, for exam­ple in the work­place. Those who have received two dos­es of the vac­cine are test­ed if the symp­toms are severe, if the per­son has been sig­nif­i­cant­ly exposed to the virus or if the per­son works in the health and social care sec­tor. Soite fol­lows the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Welfare’s (THL) nation­al guide­lines (in Finnish) for coro­n­avirus testing.

It is safer to encounter the coro­n­avirus if you are vaccinated

We strong­ly rec­om­mend that you get vac­ci­nat­ed against the coro­n­avirus, as it will be dif­fi­cult to avoid the dis­ease in the future. The soci­ety is open­ing up and restric­tions relat­ed to the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic are being removed nation­wide, but the coro­n­avirus is not dis­ap­pear­ing. It is sig­nif­i­cant­ly safer to encounter the coro­n­avirus if you are vac­ci­nat­ed. The vac­cine itself is asso­ci­at­ed with sig­nif­i­cant­ly low­er risks than a coro­n­avirus infec­tion. Link: Infor­ma­tion about the coro­n­avirus vaccination

The author­i­ty task group’s decisions

As per the author­i­ty task group’s deci­sion, the Soite area remains in the accel­er­a­tion phase of the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic. The region­al rec­om­men­da­tions remain unchanged. All region­al coro­n­avirus reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions are list­ed on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/recommendations/

Instruc­tions for event orga­niz­ers in the Soite area: https://korona.soite.fi/en/instructions-to-event-organizers/

The region­al COVID-19 author­i­ty task group will hold its next meet­ing on Wednes­day 15th of Sep­tem­ber 2021 to assess the region­al coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion and rec­om­men­da­tions. If there are changes in the region­al coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion, the author­i­ty task group will con­vene if nec­es­sary. The author­i­ty task group con­sists of experts from the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare (THL), the Region­al State Admin­is­tra­tive Agency, Cen­tre for Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment, Trans­port and the Envi­ron­ment and Soite.

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion today

Sev­en new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite. The list of pos­si­ble places of expo­sure has been updat­ed with the fol­low­ing information

  • Saturday 4th of September, 4 pm to 5 pm K-Citymarket, Kokkola
  • Sunday 5th of September, 11 am to 12 noon Prisma, Kokkola
  • Sunday 5th of September, 12 noon to 12.30 pm K-Citymarket, Kokkola
  • Monday 6th of September, 12 noon to 1 pm Nordlab’s waiting room, Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital, Kokkola

Addi­tion 8th of Sep­tem­ber 2021 3.05 pm:

  • ​Monday 6th of September 7.30 pm to 8 om Lidl Intiaanikylä, Kokkola​
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