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24.01.2022

Cur­rent Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion in Soite’s Area on Jan­u­ary 24th 2022

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

The num­ber of coro­n­avirus infec­tions remains high in the Soite area. Dur­ing last week (week 3), a total of 557 new coro­n­avirus infec­tions were con­firmed in the Soite area. Last week, cir­ca 2,050 coro­n­avirus tests were tak­en. The share of pos­i­tive tests was 27.3 %. One COVID-19 patient is cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal. The patient is not in inten­sive care.

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updated:

  • Infections during last week: 557 (a week ago 348)
  • In hospital care: 1 coronavirus patient
  • Number of infections in the last 14 days: 905 (a week ago 669)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens:  1,169 (a week ago 864)
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 8 coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in the Central Ostrobothnia hospital district
  • The status of the coronavirus epidemic in Central Ostrobothnia: area with community transmission

Due to the sig­nif­i­cant­ly increased num­ber of infec­tions, infec­tion track­ing will now be con­cen­trat­ed to map­ping infec­tions con­firmed in the social and health care units and med­ical care insti­tu­tions. The dura­tion of iso­la­tion for a per­son who has become ill is 5 days start­ing from the day they were test­ed, regard­less of vac­ci­na­tion pro­tec­tion. Con­trol tests are not need­ed. The day the patient is test­ed is count­ed as day 0.

Home test­ing is rec­om­mend­ed as the pri­ma­ry method for con­firm­ing a coro­n­avirus infec­tion.  Home tests are rec­om­mend­ed for any­one who has symp­toms of a res­pi­ra­to­ry infec­tion, such as a fever, a run­ny nose or a cough. We rec­om­mend repeat­ing the home test again after a few days if the symp­toms of res­pi­ra­to­ry infec­tion per­sist. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about coro­n­avirus home tests can be found on the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Welfare’s website

A per­son who has test­ed pos­i­tive in Soite will receive a text mes­sage with instruc­tions for iso­la­tion and home treat­ment. Read the instruc­tions care­ful­ly. Per­sons aged 60 and old­er will still be con­tact­ed by phone if the test result is positive.

Cur­rent instruc­tions are found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus website:

Addi­tion­al­ly, a new page for Fre­quent­ly Asked Ques­tions (cur­rent­ly avail­able in Finnish and Swedish) with addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about among oth­er things iso­la­tion and quar­an­tine has been pub­lished on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site. (An Eng­lish trans­la­tion is on the way.)

In order to min­i­mize the risk of infec­tion, it is impor­tant to fol­low the coro­n­avirus hygiene rec­om­men­da­tions i.e. wash your hands, use a pro­tec­tive mask and main­tain a safe­ty distance.

It is espe­cial­ly impor­tant to take the coro­n­avirus vac­cine now that the quick­ly spread­ing omi­cron vari­ant is present in the area, as the vac­cine pro­tects you from seri­ous forms of coro­n­avirus dis­ease in par­tic­u­lar.  Please take the coro­n­avirus vac­cine as soon as pos­si­ble if you have not yet done so, or if you have not yet tak­en the boost­er vac­cine doses.

Restric­tions 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 has for­bid­den all pub­lic events that are held indoors in the munic­i­pal­i­ties in the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict (with the excep­tion of Reisjärvi) with more than 10 par­tic­i­pants.

Accord­ing to the agency’s deci­sion, those who are respon­si­ble for the use of cus­tomer and pub­lic spaces must arrange the use of the spaces in such a way that the risk of coro­n­avirus infec­tions due to close con­tact between cus­tomers, groups and per­sons who take part in activ­i­ties may be prevented.

The reg­u­la­tion is in effect from Jan­u­ary 23rd 2022 to Feb­ru­ary 20th 2022. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion in the agency’s mes­sage (in Finnish).

Cur­rent reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area are list­ed on Soite’s coro­na web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/recommendations/

Vac­ci­na­tions

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing with­in Soite’s area. Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are giv­en as follows:

  • Coronavirus vaccinations are now progressing with regards to all persons over the age of 5 who live in Soite’s area. The second dose can be given when at least six weeks have passed since the first vaccination.
  • A third vaccine dose is given to everyone over the age of 60 and to persons who belong to medical risk groups and who are at least 18 years or older if at least 3 months have passed since they received the second dose.
  • A third vaccine dose is given to 18 to 59 year old persons if at least 4 months have passed since they received the second dose.
  • A third dose is also given to persons aged 12 and older who have a severe immunodeficiency, if at least 2 months have passed since the second vaccination.
  • A fourth dose is given to persons aged 12 and older who have a severe immunodeficiency, if at least 3 months have passed since the third vaccination.
  • Coronavirus vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 will be arranged by appointment at Soite’s vaccination centrals in January 2022. You can book an appointment via Soite’s online Omahoito service: https://soite.terveytesi.fi/citizenportal/#/login

Nat­u­ral­ly, first dos­es of the vac­cine are also still being dis­trib­uted and we encour­age you to seek out coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion if you are com­plete­ly unvac­ci­nat­ed. The coro­n­avirus is not going away and it will be very dif­fi­cult to avoid the dis­ease in the future. It is sig­nif­i­cant­ly safer to encounter the coro­n­avirus if you are vaccinated.

Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updat­ed! In total, 89.8% of the cit­i­zens in the Soite area over the age of 12 have now received their first vac­cine dose. 86.5 per­cent of per­sons over the age of 12 in the area have received their sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion dose. 53.6 per­cent of per­sons over the age of 12 in the area have received their third vac­ci­na­tion dose. A major­i­ty of those who came to get vac­ci­nat­ed last week (week 3) were between 5 and 11 years old.

Vac­ci­na­tions are giv­en 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, third and fourth dos­es will be admin­is­tered dur­ing the walk-in-days.

This week, vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing are organized:

  • January 24th to 28th 9 am to 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7) Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • January 25th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso, Passeli (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • January 25th 3 pm to 7 pm Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • January 26th 9 am to 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso, Passeli (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • January 27th 9 am to 7.30 pm Perho health station (Vanhainkodintie 20) Vaccine: Pfizer
  • January 27th 8.30 am to 3.30 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (the parish centre) (Valtakatu 20). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • January 27th 3 pm to 7 pm Kruunupyy health station (Säbråntie 1). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • January 28th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso, Passeli (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • January 28th 8.30 am to 3 pm Toholampi Seurakuntakoti (the parish house) (Lampintie 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • January 29th 9 am to 3.30 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 by phone on the num­ber 06 828 7488. Phone hours Mon­day to Thurs­day from 9 am to 3 pm and Fri­day 9 am to 2 pm. You can also book an appoint­ment via your health centre.

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