Current Coronavirus Information in Soite’s Area on the 8th of November 2021
The current situation of infection
The coronavirus situation in the Soite area remains serious and the number of infections is still rising. During last week (week 44), a total of 130 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in the Soite area. The average age of those infected is currently 27 years. 82 percent of the infections have been traced.
Last week, circa 2,000 coronavirus samples were taken. The percentage of positive samples was 6.4 %. Three COVID-19 patients are currently being treated at Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
The key figures in the situational picture have been updated:
- Infections during last week: 130 (a week ago 112)
- In hospital care: 3 coronavirus patients
- Number of infections in the last 14 days 242 (a week ago 208)
- The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 313 (a week ago 269)
- 6.4 % of coronavirus test results are positive (a week ago 5.5 %)
- Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 5 coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in the Central Ostrobothnia hospital district
- The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: community transmission phase
The list of possible exposures has been updated! Coronavirus exposures may have occurred in the following places:
- 31st of October 7 pm - midnight Ylä Pub, Kokkola
- 31st of October 10 am - 12 noon The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kokkola
- 31st of October 1 pm - 4 pm the swimming centre Vesiveijari, Kokkola
- 2nd of November 11 am - 11.30 am Sällskapsklubben, Kokkola
- 2nd of November 3.45 pm - 7.15 pm the swimming centre, Kokkola
- 2nd of November 8.30 am Bus journey between Norrby – Centralskolan, Kruunupyy
- 2nd of November 5.10 pm - 5.45 pm Rock’n roll Diner, Kokkola
- 2nd of November 7 pm - 9 pm Bio Rex, auditorium 2, Kokkola
- 3rd of November 9.20 am - 9.50 am the cafe at the central hospital, Kokkola
- 3rd of November 10.40 am - 12.15 pm the swimming centre Vesiveijari, Kokkola
- 3rd of November 9.50 am - 12.20 pm the maternity outpatient clinic (äitiyspoliklinikka) at the central hospital, Kokkola
- 3rd of November 11 am - 11.30 am Cafe Eden, Kokkola
- 3rd of November 1 pm - 1.30 pm the restaurant at the central hospital, Kokkola
- 3rd of November 2 pm - 3 pm Rosso, Kokkola
- 3rd of November 3 pm Bus journey between Centralskolan – Norrby, Kruunupyy
- 3rd of November 5 pm - midnight Ylä Pub, Kokkola
- 4th of November 9.30 am - 10 am the surgical outpatient clinic (kirurgian poliklinikka) at the central hospital, Kokkola
- 5th of November 6.45 pm - 7.15 pm Herkkupizza, Kokkola
The list of 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. The regional recommendations regarding the coronavirus epidemic within Soite’s area are listed on Soite’s coronavirus 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 in the social and health care services.
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.
Central Ostrobothnia’s hospital district has now reached an 80 percent vaccination coverage regarding persons who have received two coronavirus vaccinations. Of the municipalities in the area, only Perho still has a vaccination coverage lower than 80 percent regarding persons who are aged 12 and older and have received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.According to Soite’s statistics, the percentage of persons aged 12 and older who have received two doses of vaccine is 81.3 percent in the Soite area. The statistical readings in the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s vaccination coverage map are updated with a slight delay and according to it, the vaccination percentage is 80.4% in the entire hospital district (including Reisjärvi).
The most recent vaccination data has been added in Soite’s coronavirus vaccination indicator! The vaccination indicator now focuses on statistics for those who have received two doses of vaccine.
Of the entire population in the area, 75% have received their first dose and 69.5% their second.
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:
- November 8th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer
- November 9th 9 am to 5 pm Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8). Vaccine: Pfizer
- November 9th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer
- November 9th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer
- November 10th 9 am to 7 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer
- November 10th 9 am to 7 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer
- November 11th 8.30 am to 3.30 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (Valtakatu 20). Vaccine: Pfizer
- November 11th 12 noon to 3.45 pm Kruunupyy health station (Säbråntie 1). Vaccine: Pfizer
- November 11th 9 am to 3.30 pm Perho health centre (Vanhainkodintie 20). Vaccine: Pfizer
- November 11th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
- November 12th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer
- November 12th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso. Vaccine: Pfizer
- November 12th 8.30 am to 3.30 pm Toholampi Seurakuntakoti (the parish house). (Lampintie 7). Vaccine: Pfizer
- November 13th 9 am to 3 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: 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 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. There are a good number of vaccination appointments available.
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 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?
- 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 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.