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04.11.2021

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion is still seri­ous in the Soite area — the infec­tion trac­ing is under a heavy workload

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group gath­ered on Thurs­day Novem­ber 4th 2021 to eval­u­ate the region­al sit­u­a­tion­al picture.

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion is still very seri­ous in the Soite area. The coro­n­avirus inci­dence of infec­tion dur­ing 14 days is now 293/100,000 and over 14 days, a total of 227 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed. The coro­n­avirus inci­dence rate in the Soite area has been increas­ing for sev­er­al weeks. A large num­ber of coro­n­avirus tests are tak­en dai­ly (cir­ca 300/day) and 5.5 per­cent of the tests are pos­i­tive. Six COVID-19 patients are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia cen­tral hospital.

Soite’s infec­tion trac­ing is under a heavy work­load due to the seri­ous coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion, and due to this, those who have been exposed and those who have been infect­ed can­not be con­tact­ed as usu­al. Soite will call per­sons who are in quar­an­tine or iso­la­tion only at the start and at the end of the quarantine/isolation. Dai­ly phone calls will be con­cen­trat­ed to those suf­fer­ing from the most severe symptoms.

If you have been infect­ed with coro­n­avirus dis­ease and your con­di­tion is wors­en­ing, you will have to con­tact Soite’s coro­n­avirus helpline your­self on the num­ber 06 828 7499 or con­tact Soite’s nurse for the treat­ment of infec­tious dis­eases. More detailed instruc­tions can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus website:

If you know that you have been exposed to coro­n­avirus or receive a pos­i­tive test result, please stay in vol­un­tary quar­an­tine until you are con­tact­ed. Those who have been exposed and those who have received a pos­i­tive test result will be con­tact­ed as soon as possible.

Due to the seri­ous coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion, Soite’s coro­n­avirus author­i­ty group rec­om­mends that hob­by activ­i­ties for chil­dren and adults should be paused for a few weeks.

We also ask you to crit­i­cal­ly con­sid­er which events and gath­er­ings it is worth par­tic­i­pat­ing in when tak­ing into account the cur­rent seri­ous coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion. The author­i­ty task group rec­om­mends that meet­ings be orga­nized only after care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion and tak­ing into account the hygiene guide­lines relat­ed to the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic. Orga­niz­ers of events are respon­si­ble for the coro­n­avirus safe­ty dur­ing events.

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sures has been updat­ed! Coro­n­avirus expo­sures may have occurred in the fol­low­ing places:

  • October 28th 10 am to 11 am Minimani, Kokkola
  • October 29th 10 am to 5 pm the flea market Aikakone, Kokkola
  • October 30th 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm Istanbul Kebab, Kokkola
  • October 30th 12.15 pm to 12.45 pm Harjun leipomo Prisma, Kokkola
  • October 30th 12.45 pm to 1.15 pm Prisma, Kokkola
  • October 31st 11.30 am to 3 pm Prisma, Kokkola
  • October 31st 1.30 pm to 2.15 pm Rock’n roll diner, Kokkola
  • November 1st 2.30 pm to 4 pm, Kuntokeskus LIIKKU, Kokkola
  • November 1st 9 am to 5 pm, the Kamux store spaces, Kokkola

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sures in the Soite area: https://korona.soite.fi/en/possible-exposures-to-covid-19/ 

Those who are still unvac­ci­nat­ed should seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing imme­di­ate­ly even if they only have very mild symp­toms indica­tive of coro­n­avirus. The coro­n­avirus test result should be await­ed at home and in quar­an­tine so as not to poten­tial­ly expose oth­ers to the coro­n­avirus, for exam­ple in the workplace.

To pre­vent infec­tions it is still impor­tant to:

  • Seek out coronavirus testing immediately and even if you have only mild symptoms of a respiratory infection, especially if you are not vaccinated. Appointment booking: https://korona.soite.fi/en/coronavirus-clinic/
  • Maintain good hand hygiene: wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Avoid social gatherings.
  • Use a protective face masks. Link: regional face mask recommendation
  • The most important and effective way to prevent coronavirus infections, and especially serious forms of the disease, is to take a coronavirus vaccine.

Vac­ci­na­tions

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing with­in Soite’s area. Vac­ci­na­tions are now pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12 who live in Soite’s area.

The coro­n­avirus pre­pared­ness group is wor­ried since on aver­age, every fifth res­i­dent in the area aged 12 and old­er is still unvac­ci­nat­ed. Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group strong­ly encour­ages those res­i­dents in the region who are not yet vac­ci­nat­ed to take the coro­n­avirus vac­cine as soon as possible!The effec­tive­ness of the vac­ci­na­tions is clear when look­ing at the cur­rent epi­dem­ic sit­u­a­tion, as the infec­tions are con­cen­trat­ed to those who have not been vac­ci­nat­ed or have only recent­ly been vac­ci­nat­ed. It is sig­nif­i­cant­ly safer to encounter the coro­n­avirus if you are vac­ci­nat­ed, since the vac­cine effec­tive­ly pre­vents severe forms of coro­n­avirus dis­ease. The risks asso­ci­at­ed with the vac­cine are sig­nif­i­cant­ly small­er than those asso­ci­at­ed with coro­n­avirus infec­tion. Link: Infor­ma­tion about the coro­n­avirus vaccination

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions will now main­ly be done dur­ing appoint­ment-free walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days instead of dur­ing appoint­ments. On vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing, you can come to get your coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion when it suits you best. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and the timetable for the walk-in days can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/the-coronavirus-vaccines/

First, sec­ond and third dos­es will be admin­is­tered dur­ing the walk-in-days. At a walk-in vac­ci­na­tion, it is pos­si­ble to arrange for the sec­ond dose to be giv­en ear­li­er than planned, if at least six weeks have passed since the first vaccination.

An appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion may be booked online on https://soite.terveytesi.fi/ or via the sec­re­tary of the vac­ci­na­tion cen­tral, phone 040 804 2821 Mon­day-Fri­day 12 noon — 3 pm or by phone via your local health centre.

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 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.

You can fol­low how the vac­ci­na­tions progress in the area with the help of Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor, which is updat­ed on Mon­day afternoons.

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