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13.11.2020

Four new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in the Kru­unupyy area lead­ing to mass exposures

Four new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in the Kru­unupyy area. The infec­tions are con­nect­ed to the chain of infec­tions we informed about yes­ter­day the 12th of Novem­ber 2020. The infec­tions began to spread at a fam­i­ly event, which has now led to sev­en con­firmed infec­tions (on the 12th and on the 13th of Novem­ber 2020) in Soite’s area. Infec­tions are, how­ev­er, also inves­ti­gat­ed in oth­er hos­pi­tal districts.

The infec­tions have led to mass expo­sures at a unit for senior hous­ing and at a work­place. The num­ber of exposed per­sons is about 60.

Soite’s chief physi­cian of infec­tious dis­eases Marko Rahko­nen rec­om­mends that gath­er­ings and hob­bies are avoid­ed in the Kru­unupyy area for a week, so that the coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion calms down in the area and fur­ther infec­tions are avoided. 

A broad­er rec­om­men­da­tion on the use of face masks is in effect in Soite’s area. It is also impor­tant to prac­tise good hand hygiene and social dis­tanc­ing of 1.5 — 2 metres. It is impor­tant to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing with­out delay even if one only has mild symptoms.

Over­all, 107 coro­n­avirus infec­tions have now been con­firmed in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia hos­pi­tal dis­trict dur­ing the whole pan­dem­ic. Link: An updat­ed sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture.   

It is impor­tant to get test­ed even if one only has mild symptoms!

You can con­tact Soite’s infec­tion recep­tion by fill­ing in the coro­n­avirus symp­tom check-up in the Omaolo ser­vice at: https://www.omaolo.fi/?lang=en. If your symp­toms require it, your con­tact infor­ma­tion can be con­veyed to Soite. Alter­na­tive­ly, you can book a time your­self via Omaolo to a dri­ve-in test­ing site. The coro­n­avirus helpline is open on week­days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on week­ends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., phone 06 828 7499.

Every­one can help pre­vent infections

A broad­er rec­om­men­da­tion on the use of face masks is in effect in Soite’s area. A face mask is one method of pre­vent­ing the spread of coro­n­avirus infections.

Stop the coro­n­avirus from spreading:

  • Wash your hands
  • Cough into your sleeve or into a disposable handkerchief
  • Keep a distance to other people
  • Use a mask
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
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