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15.11.2021

Cur­rent Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion in Soite’s Area on Novem­ber 15th 2021

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection 

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion remains seri­ous in the Soite area. Dur­ing last week (week 45), a total of 107 new coro­n­avirus infec­tions were con­firmed in the Soite area. Half of those infect­ed were already in quar­an­tine. The aver­age age of those infect­ed is 28 years. 84 per­cent of the infec­tions have been traced. 

Last week, cir­ca 1,967 coro­n­avirus sam­ples were tak­en. The per­cent­age of pos­i­tive sam­ples was 5.5 %. Coro­n­avirus infec­tions are still main­ly con­cen­trat­ed to those who have not been vac­ci­nat­ed or who have not received a com­plete series of vaccinations. 

Thir­teen COVID-19 patients are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal. Patients with COVID-19 are iso­lat­ed and treat­ed sep­a­rate­ly from oth­er patients. Although the need for hos­pi­tal care has increased, we will man­age the sit­u­a­tion with­out adjust­ing oth­er hos­pi­tal oper­a­tions, i.e. oth­er hos­pi­tal oper­a­tions will con­tin­ue as normal. 

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updat­ed:  

  • Infections during last week: 107 (a week ago 130) 
  • In hospital care: 13 coronavirus patients 
  • Number of infections in the last 14 days: 237 (a week ago 242) 
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100,000 citizens:  306 (a week ago 313) 
  • 5.5 % of coronavirus test results are positive (a week ago 6.4 %) 
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 5 coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in the Central Ostrobothnia hospital district  
  • The epidemic status of the coronavirus epidemic in Central Ostrobothnia: area with community transmission 

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

  • 10th of November 6 pm - 7.30 pm Amarillo, Kokkola
  • 10th of November 4.30 pm - 5 pm McDonald’s, Kokkola
  • 9th of November 5 pm - 6 pm the swimming centre Vesiveijari, Kokkola
  • 6th of November 4 pm - 5 pm ABC Hesburger, Kokkola
  • 4th of November 6 am - 8 am the swimming centre Vesiveijari, Kokkola​ 

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

The most impor­tant part is to fol­low the hygiene rec­om­men­da­tions and seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing if you are not yet vac­ci­nat­ed. Cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area are list­ed on Soite’s coro­na web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/recommendations/  

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. 

Those who have received two dos­es should seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing if they have been exposed to a con­firmed coro­n­avirus case and are expe­ri­enc­ing symp­toms or if they are suf­fer­ing from symp­toms of a res­pi­ra­to­ry infec­tion and belong to a risk group or work with the social and health care services. 

Direc­tives and rec­om­men­da­tions with­in Soite’s area 

In accor­dance with sub-sec­tion 1 of sec­tion 58 in the Com­mu­ni­ca­ble Dis­eases Act, the Region­al State Admin­is­tra­tive Agency for West­ern and Inland Fin­land for­bids all such pub­lic events that are held indoors in the munic­i­pal­i­ties in the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict (with the excep­tion of Reisjärvi) that have over 100 (one hun­dred) par­tic­i­pants and: Reisjärvi) all such indoor pub­lic events with more than 100 (one hun­dred) participants: 

1.     where such audi­ence spaces are used where not all par­tic­i­pants have been allot­ted a seat of their own or 

2.      that are sing-along events that are con­sid­ered pub­lic events. 

The reg­u­la­tion is in effect for three weeks between 15th of Novem­ber and 5th of Decem­ber 2021. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion in the Institute’s mes­sage (in Finnish)

Link: an exhaus­tive list of rec­om­men­da­tions in Soite’s area

Instruc­tions for event organizers 

Instruc­tions for event orga­niz­ers are found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/instructions-to-event-organizers/. 

By law, the COVID-19 pass­port is intend­ed for sit­u­a­tions where there are restric­tions that have been set in place by author­i­ties in order to pre­vent the spread of the epi­dem­ic. The COVID-19 pass­port may also be used at pri­vate gath­er­ings, for exam­ple dur­ing pre-Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions, in order to ensure the coro­n­avirus safe­ty at the event.  

Vac­ci­na­tions 

Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updat­ed! In total, 88.3% of the cit­i­zens in the Soite area over the age of 12 have now received their first vac­cine dose. 81.9 per­cent of per­sons over the age of 12 have received their sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion dose. Of the entire pop­u­la­tion in the area, 75.5% have received their first dose and 70% their sec­ond. Vac­ci­na­tions with the third dos­es are under way and so far, 2,392 third dos­es have been administered. 

Vac­ci­na­tions will be done main­ly dur­ing walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing, which means you can come to a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion when it suits you best. 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. 

This week, vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing are organized: 

  • 15th of November 9 am - 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer.
  • 16th of November 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer.
  • 16th of November 9 am - 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer.
  • 17th of November 9 am to 7 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer.
  • 17th of November 9 am - 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer and Moderna
  • 18th of November 9 am - 3.30 pm, Perho health care centre (Vanhainkodintie 20). Vaccine: Pfizer.
  • 18th of November 9 am - 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer.
  • 18th of November 8.30 am - 3.30 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (the parish centre) (Valtakatu 20). Vaccine: Pfizer.
  • 19th of November 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer.
  • 19th of November 9 am - 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer.
  • 19th of November 12 noon -12.45 pm Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8). Vaccine: Pfizer.
  • 19th of November 8.30 am - 3.30 pm Toholampi seurakuntakoti (parish house) (Lampintie 7). Vaccine: Pfizer.
  • 20th of November 9 am - 5 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer and Moderna 

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/ 

An appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion may still be booked online on https://soite.terveytesi.fi/ or by phone on 06 828 7488 (tele­phone hours: Mon­day to Thurs­day 9 am to 3 pm and Fri­day 9 am to 2 pm) or by phone via your local health centre. 

Vac­ci­na­tions are now pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12 who live in Soite’s area. All per­sons over 60 years of age and all per­sons over 12 years of age in risk groups 1 and 2 can vis­it Soite’s vac­ci­na­tion points for a third coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion if at least 6 months have passed since they received their sec­ond dose. The vac­ci­na­tion infor­ma­tion is checked at the vac­ci­na­tion site and if less than 6 months have passed since the sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion, a third vac­cine dose can­not yet be given. 

A third vac­cine dose is also still avail­able for immuno­com­pro­mised per­sons over the age of 12 as well as per­son­nel with­in the social and health care sys­tems

Coro­n­avirus vac­cine recip­i­ents can also receive the influen­za vac­cine dur­ing the same vis­it if they belong to the tar­get group for influen­za vac­ci­na­tions. 

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. 
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