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.
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.