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

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?

  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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