Effects of the nationwide hybrid strategy on the Soite area’s corona recommendations — 3 new infections
Central Ostrobothnia’s regional COVID-19 authority task group gathered on Friday May 28th 2021 for an additional meeting to evaluate the regional situational picture as well as the regional recommendations especially when taking into account the national hybrid strategy. The regional recommendations will change starting June 2nd 2021 so that the recommendation for meetings indoors is max. 10 people and outdoors max. 20 people. Three new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Soite’s area.
The number of coronavirus infections in Soite’s area has begun to decrease, but the situation is still serious. The incidence of infections during 14 days is currently 182/100.000 residents in the entire Soite area. The majority of the new infections have been confirmed in people who were already in quarantine, but infections are still also being confirmed among people who are not in quarantine. The coronavirus infections have been traced with an 80 percent certainty. Two COVID-19 patients are currently being treated at Central Ostrobothnia’s central hospital.
1.2% of the coronavirus tests are positive. In the analysis of coronavirus samples it has been confirmed that the most recent sample results are of the Indian variant and it is very likely that all infections associated with the extensive chain of infections are caused by the Indian variant of the coronavirus. This variant is highly contagious, and thus it is very important that everyone carefully follows the recommendations regarding social gatherings and the hygiene recommendations for prevention of the spread of coronavirus infections.
On 27th of May 2021 the Finnish government adopted a resolution to update the hybrid strategy. The aim of the updated action plan is to minimize and control the spread of coronavirus in Finland until the vaccination coverage is sufficient and the risk of the epidemic accelerating again has been significantly reduced. Central Ostrobothnia’s regional COVID-19 authority task group gathered to evaluate Soite’s regional recommendations, especially taking into account the national hybrid strategy, and issued guidelines for the following changes and updates to the recommendations, effective as of June 2nd 2021:
- the recommendation for gatherings indoors is max 10 people
- the recommendation for gatherings outdoors is max 20 people
- hobby activities: series games can be played without an audience if regional restrictions on social gatherings and hygiene guidelines are followed
The new recommendations remain in effect from June 2nd until 15th of June 2021. The regional recommendations remain otherwise unchanged. The Regional State Administrative Agency will make its decision regarding the restrictions on gatherings in the near future. All regional regulations and recommendations regarding the coronavirus epidemic within Soite’s area are listed on Soite’s corona website: https://korona.soite.fi/en/recommendations/. Recommendations and restrictions are needed to curb the spread of the epidemic, to guarantee that health care services remain functional and, above all, to keep people healthy.
The regional COVID-19 authority task group has its next regular meeting on Wednesday June 2nd 2021.
The situation today
Three new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Soite’s area. Two of the cases are related to the extensive chain of infections in the region and the infected persons were already in quarantine since before the infections were confirmed. One of the new infections was confirmed at the border control.
The regional situational picture can be found at Soite’s corona website: https://korona.soite.fi/en/corona-virus-info/