Soite con­tin­ues in the accel­er­a­tion phase when it comes to the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic — one new coro­n­avirus cases

The Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia region­al COVID-19 group of author­i­ties had a meet­ing on Wednes­day 9th of June 2021 in order to assess the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture and the region­al rec­om­men­da­tions. The group of author­i­ties decid­ed that Soite’s area con­tin­ues in the accel­er­a­tion phase of the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic and that the time the cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tions remain in effect is extend­ed to 17th of June 2021. One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area.

The num­ber of new coro­n­avirus cas­es has quick­ly begun to decrease, but the epi­dem­ic has not died down yet and coro­n­avirus infec­tions are con­firmed in many parts of the coun­try. That is why it is still impor­tant to fol­low the hygiene instruc­tions and the region­al rec­om­men­da­tions asso­ci­at­ed with pre­vent­ing coro­n­avirus infec­tions. Thanks to coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions, we are grad­u­al­ly mov­ing towards a more nor­mal life.

One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area dur­ing the begin­ning of the week. The infect­ed per­son was already in quar­an­tine. The inci­dence is cur­rent­ly 37.7/100 000 cit­i­zens in Soite’s area when it comes to the last 14 days (7.6.2021). 0.4 % of the coro­n­avirus tests are pos­i­tive. One per­son who has been infect­ed with the coro­n­avirus is cared for at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal. Approx­i­mate­ly 30 per­sons are now in quar­an­tine and in home iso­la­tion in Soite’s area.

In accor­dance with the deci­sion by the group of author­i­ties, Soite’s area con­tin­ues in the accel­er­a­tion phase of the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic. The region­al rec­om­men­da­tions are not changed. The region­al rec­om­men­da­tions are in effect until the 17th of June 2021.  All the region­al reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area are list­ed on Soite’s coro­na web­site.

The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing rel­a­tive­ly well in the area. On Thurs­day 10th of June 2021, the appoint­ment book­ing for vac­ci­na­tions opens for all per­sons over the age of 16 in the area in the Oma­hoito ser­vice. After that, all age groups that have a right to a vac­ci­na­tion (per­sons over the age of 16) can get vac­ci­nat­ed in Soite’s area. The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions take us towards a more nor­mal life — one vac­ci­na­tion at a time! A vac­cine gives you pro­tec­tion against the seri­ous form of the coro­n­avirus dis­ease and if you are vac­ci­nat­ed you help pro­tect oth­ers. You can fol­low how the vac­ci­na­tions progress in the area with the help of Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor, which is updat­ed on Mondays.

THL has updat­ed its guide­lines (in Finnish) regard­ing per­sons who have been vac­ci­nat­ed twice. If you are ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed, it is fair­ly safe to meet oth­er peo­ple with­out a mask and with­out keep­ing safe dis­tances when:

  • You meet other persons who are fully vaccinated in a private space indoors, e.g. at home or at a summer house. The risk of getting infected is very low in such a situation.
  • You meet persons who haven’t been vaccinated and who belong to the same household in a private space indoors. You visit e.g. family friends in their home. A prerequisite is that none of the unvaccinated persons belong to a risk group for severe coronavirus disease. In such a situation, both you and the others who are present run only a low risk of being infected.

The rec­om­men­da­tion by THL on the use of face masks e.g. in pub­lic trans­port, schools and pub­lic spaces remains unchanged both when it comes to per­sons who have been vac­ci­nat­ed and per­sons who have not been vac­ci­nat­ed. Soite’s region­al rec­om­men­da­tions on the use of face masks state in what kind of places and sit­u­a­tions a face mask should be used. If you have symp­toms, you should refrain from meet­ing oth­er peo­ple and go to a test even if you have been vac­ci­nat­ed. More infor­ma­tion can be found in the press release by the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL.

The Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia region­al COVID-19 group of author­i­ties has its next meet­ing on Wednes­day 16th of June 2021 in order to assess the region­al coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion and rec­om­men­da­tions. If the region­al coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion remains calm, the pos­si­bil­i­ty of eas­ing the region­al rec­om­men­da­tions and trans­fer­ring to the base­line of the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic may be con­sid­ered before midsummer.


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