Current Coronavirus Information in Soite’s Area August 16th 2021
The current situation of infection
No new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Soite’s area after the ones we informed about during the weekend. About 150 people are currently in quarantine in the Soite area.
The key figures in the situational picture have been updated:
- The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 58 (a week ago 33)
- The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 75 (a week ago 42.6)
- No patients are being treated for coronavirus infection at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
- 1.6% of the coronavirus tests are positive. Last week a total of about 2000 coronavirus tests were taken.
- The traceability of the chains of infections is 78%
- The number of coronavirus related deaths in the Central Ostrobothnia health care district since the start of the pandemic is 2
- The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 548
- The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: acceleration phase
Please seek out coronavirus testing even if you only have mild symptoms!
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.
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. So far 33% of the newest target group, residents aged 12 to 15, have been vaccinated. In all, 80% of the citizens in Central Ostrobothnia health care district over the age of 12 have now received their first vaccine dose. 50.5% of the persons over the age of 12 in the area have received their second vaccine dose. When it comes to all citizens, 68% have received their first dose and 41.6% their second dose. You can follow how the vaccination progresses in the area with the help of Soite’s corona vaccination indicator, which is updated on Mondays.
There are a good number of vaccination appointments available. You can book an appointment online or by phone.
- Appointment booking by phone for 12-15-year-olds: 06 828 7488 open Monday 16th of August from 3 pm to 8 pm
- Appointment booking by phone for all age groups: 06 828 7488 open Tuesdays 12 noon to 3 pm
- 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.
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 17th of August 4 pm to 8 pm at the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7)
- Wednesday 18th of August 2 pm to 4 pm Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8)
- Saturday 21st of August 9 am to 3 pm at the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7)
- Saturday 21st of August 8.30 am to 6 pm at Kannus health care center (Lopotinkatu 2)
- Saturday 21st of August 9 am to 7 pm at the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (business center Passeli, Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli)
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.