Cur­rent Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion in Soite’s Area August 9th 2021 – 3 new cases

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

Three new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area in addi­tion to the ones we informed about dur­ing the week­end. The chains of infec­tion and those who have been exposed are cur­rent­ly being con­tact traced.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, Soite’s infec­tion track­ing unit is under a con­sid­er­able work­load, which caus­es delays in con­tact­ing those exposed. If you have been exposed to a coro­n­avirus infec­tion dur­ing close con­tact (for exam­ple, if you have been informed that there is a coro­n­avirus infec­tion in your imme­di­ate social cir­cle), please place your­self in vol­un­tary quar­an­tine and avoid social con­tact until Soite’s Infec­tion con­trol unit calls you.

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sure sit­u­a­tions has been updat­ed as follows:

  • August 4th to 6th 2021 12 noon to 3 pm Kokkolan Autohuolto
  • August 4th to 8th 2021 11.30 am to 12.30 pm Cafe Eden, Kokkola
  • August 5th 2021 4.15 pm to 6 pm Swimming Center Vesiveijari
  • August 6th 2021 9 pm to 9.30 McDonald’s, Kokkola
  • August 7th 2021 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm the restaurant Ravintola Wanha Elba, Kokkola
  • August 8th 2021 5 pm to 6 pm Prisma, Kokkola

We ask those who have vis­it­ed these places to observe them­selves for any symp­toms and book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing even if they only have mild symp­toms. Please observe that even if you have vis­it­ed a poten­tial expo­sure place, you do not have 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. If you have even just mild symp­toms, please book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus testing.

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updated:

  • The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 33
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 42.6
  • Two people who have been infected with the coronavirus are cared for at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
  • 1.4% of the coronavirus tests are positive.
  • The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 520
  • The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: base level

Please seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you only have mild symptoms!

The coro­n­avirus is now wide­spread in the Soite area. Please seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you only have mild symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus. Com­mon symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus are e.g. fever, sore throat, cough, headache, mus­cle ache, fatigue and dis­tur­bances when it comes to smell or taste. A coro­n­avirus test may, how­ev­er, be pos­i­tive even if only one or two symp­toms occur.

Please seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you have already been vac­ci­nat­ed against the coro­n­avirus. A vac­ci­na­tion pro­tects against the severe form of the coro­n­avirus dis­ease, but a per­son who has been vac­ci­nat­ed may still become ill and infect others.

You can eas­i­ly book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing through the Omaolo ser­vice online or via Soite’s Coro­n­avirus Helpline 06 828 7499 / via the children’s hos­pi­tal, phone 06 826 4444.

Stop the coro­n­avirus from spreading:

  • If you have symptoms, please stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing at an early stage and even if you only have mild symptoms
  • Use a face mask – a strong face mask recommendation is in effect in the Soite area
  • Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer often
  • Cough into your sleeve or into a handkerchief
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
  • Get vaccinated when it’s your turn.

You and I are respon­si­ble for our health!


The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing well in Soite’s area. The vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens with­in Soite are pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12.

Soite’s coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updat­ed. In all, 78% of the cit­i­zens in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia health care dis­trict over the age of 12 have now received their first vac­cine dose. 45% of the per­sons over the age of 12 in the area have received their sec­ond vac­cine dose. When it comes to all cit­i­zens, 67% have received their first dose.

There are a good num­ber of vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments avail­able. You can book an appoint­ment online or by phone.

  • Appointment booking by phone for all age groups: 06 828 7488 open Tuesdays 12 noon to 3 pm
  • Appointment booking by phone for 12-15-year-olds: 06 828 7488 open Monday 9th of August and on 16th of August from 3 pm to 8 pm.

In addi­tion to this, Soite orga­nizes vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing, which means you can come to a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion when it suits you best.

Vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing are organized:

  • Tuesday 10th of August 2021 12 noon to 3.30 pm at the vaccination centre in Perhonjokilaakso (Passeli)
  • Thursday 12th of August 9 am to 3 pm at the vaccination site in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7)
  • Thursday 12th of August 2021 12 noon to 3.30 pm at the seurakuntakoti (parish house) in Kannus (Valtakatu 20, Kannus)
  • Thursday 12th of August 2021 12 noon to 3.30 pm at the health centre in Kruunupyy (Säbråntie 1, 68500 Kruunupyy)

The vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing only con­cern to the first vac­cine dose. An appoint­ment for the sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion is giv­en in con­nec­tion with the first vaccination.

Why should I take the coro­n­avirus vaccine?

  1. Coronavirus vaccines give effective protection against serious forms of COVID-19.
  2. The vaccines also protect against the long-term effects of COVID-19, the so-called long COVID, which may cause prolonged tiredness, shortness of breath, cough and joint and chest pain.
  3. By taking the vaccine, you can protect not only yourself but also others. The coronavirus vaccination significantly reduces the secretion of the virus and its spreading from one person to another.
  4. The risks associated with the vaccine are significantly smaller than those associated with a coronavirus infection. Link: Information about the coronavirus vaccination
  5. With vaccinations, we can return to a more normal life and the need for restrictions is reduced. Everyone who decides to take the vaccine makes a difference.

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