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03.01.2022

Cur­rent Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion in Soite’s Area on the 3rd of Jan­u­ary 2022

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection 

The num­ber of coro­n­avirus infec­tions is still high in the Soite area. Dur­ing last week (week 52), a total of 190 new coro­n­avirus infec­tions were con­firmed in the Soite area. Last week, cir­ca 1,800 coro­n­avirus sam­ples were tak­en. The per­cent­age of pos­i­tive sam­ples was 11.4 %. 82 per­cent of the infec­tions have been traced. 

Three COVID-19 patients are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal. One of them is in inten­sive care. 

Coro­n­avirus tests have been tak­en at a nor­mal rate despite the Christ­mas and New Year’s cel­e­bra­tions. A ris­ing num­ber of tests are pos­i­tive. Regard­ing the coro­n­avirus sta­tis­tics, the major­i­ty of infec­tions with the omi­cron vari­ant of the coro­n­avirus has been con­firmed in per­sons who are vac­ci­nat­ed. Although the num­ber of infec­tions has increased, the need for hos­pi­tal care has not increased in the area. 

This is why we would like to remind you that 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. 

The risk of being infect­ed with coro­n­avirus dis­ease in the area is high and the virus is wide­spread, and due to this, Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site will no longer pub­lish updates to the list of pos­si­ble places of expo­sure. The infec­tion trac­ing will con­cen­trate on close con­tacts where the risk of infec­tion is great. 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. Cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area are list­ed on Soite’s coro­na web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/recommendations/  

Fur­ther­more, espe­cial­ly those who are 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. 

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updat­ed:  

  • Infections during last week: 190 (a week ago 104) 
  • In hospital care: 3 coronavirus patients 
  • Number of infections in the last 14 days: 294 (a week ago 207) 
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100,000 citizens: 380 (a week ago 267) 
  • 11.4 % of coronavirus test results are positive (a week ago 7.4 %) 
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 7 coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in the Central Ostrobothnia hospital district  
  • The epidemic status of the coronavirus epidemic status in Central Ostrobothnia: area with community transmission 

Changes in Soite 

Until fur­ther notice, sib­lings of new­born chil­dren are not allowed to vis­it their new sib­ling at the mater­ni­ty ward or mater­ni­ty clinics. 

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 12 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 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 everyone under the age of 60 (18 to 59 years old) 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 two months have passed since the second dose.
  • 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. 
  • In addition, coronavirus vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 who belong to a medical risk group will be arranged by appointment at Soite’s vaccination centrals in Kokkola and Kannus in January 2022. You can book an appointment via Soite’s online Omahoito service: https://soite.terveytesi.fi/

Cur­rent­ly there is a great num­ber of peo­ple who have a right to a third vac­cine dose, which may cause con­ges­tion at the vac­ci­na­tion sites, espe­cial­ly before noon. We rec­om­mend that those who come to get vac­ci­nat­ed spread out their vis­its through­out the day in order to avoid congestion. 

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, 89.3% of the cit­i­zens in the Soite area over the age of 12 have now received their first vac­cine dose. 85.3 per­cent of per­sons over the age of 12 in the area have received their sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion dose. Vac­ci­na­tions with a third dose have been off to a live­ly start and 33.8 per­cent of the per­sons over the age of 12 in the area have received a third vac­cine dose. Of the vac­ci­na­tions giv­en last week (week 52), 90 per­cent were vac­ci­na­tions with a third dose. 

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 3rd to 5th 9 am to 7.30 pm at the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Moderna and Pfizer 
  • January 4th 9 am to 4 pm Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8). Vaccines: Moderna and Pfizer 
  • January 4th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso, Passeli (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • January 5th 8.30 am to 3.30 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (the parish centre) (Valtakatu 20). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • January 5th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso, Passeli (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • January 7th 8.30 am to 3 pm Toholampi Seurakuntakoti (the parish house) (Lampintie 7). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • January 7th 9 am to 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7) Vaccines: Moderna and Pfizer 
  • January 8th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Moderna and Pfizer 

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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