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.
- Electronic appointment booking online: https://soite.terveytesi.fi/portal#/main is open 24/7.
- Days on which appointment times are available are marked with green in the web calendar.
- 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?
- Coronavirus vaccines give effective protection against serious forms of COVID-19.
- 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.
- 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.
- The risks associated with the vaccine are significantly smaller than those associated with a coronavirus infection. Link: Information about the coronavirus vaccination
- 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.