Infor­ma­tion on the 13th of May 2021 on the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture in Soite regard­ing the coronavirus

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

15 new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The cas­es are part of the same exten­sive chain of infec­tions we have informed about dur­ing the last few days and which start­ed at a first of May brunch.

In Kan­nus, ninth-graders at the Juhani Vuori­nen school may have been exposed to coro­n­avirus infec­tion. The stu­dents in the exposed class have been placed in quar­an­tine and trans­ferred to dis­tance edu­ca­tion as of Fri­day 14th of May 2021.

Stu­dents in the sec­ond grade at Kan­nus gym­na­si­um have poten­tial­ly been exposed to coro­n­avirus infec­tion. The stu­dents who have been exposed have been quarantined.

In addi­tion, one of the groups at the day­care Ter­van­polt­ta­jan päiväkoti in Kokko­la may have been exposed to coro­n­avirus infec­tion. All those who have been exposed are known and chil­dren in the exposed group will be test­ed dur­ing Ascen­sion Thursday.

The inci­dence of infec­tions in the area is 72.3/100,000 inhab­i­tants. Dur­ing the last 14 days, a total of 56 infec­tions have been found.

No patients are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed for COVID-19 at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

The fol­low­ing places have been added to the list of pos­si­ble sit­u­a­tions of exposure:

  • Tervahovi pharmacy (Tervahovin apteekki), Kokkola Thursday 6th of May
  • ABC Heinolankaari, Kokkola Thursday 6th of May 6.30 pm to 6.45 pm
  • McDonald’s, Kokkola Thursday 6th of May 9 pm to 10 pm
  • Tervahovi pharmacy (Tervahovin apteekki), Kokkola Friday 7th of May
  • Ykköskirppis, Kokkola Friday 7th of May 1.30 pm to 2 pm
  • Subway (Shopping center Chydenia, Kokkola) Friday 7th of May 3.30 pm to 4 pm
  • ABC Heinolankaari Friday 7th of May 11.30 pm to 12 midnight
  • H&M and Gina Tricot (shopping center Chydenia, Kokkola) Friday 8th of May 2.30 pm to 3 pm
  • Prisma, Kokkola ) Friday 8th of May 3.30 pm to 4 pm
  • McDonald’s, Kokkola Friday 8th of May 4.00 pm to 4.15 pm
  • Kodin Terra, Kokkola Friday 8th of May 5 pm to 6 pm
  • Rosso, Kokkola 9th of May 3 pm to 5 pm
  • Pohjolan matka, the bus journey from Köyhäjoki to Central Ostrobothnia’s Central Hospital, from Kälviä to Kokkola on 10th of May
  • Shopping center Chydenia, Kokkola Tuesday May 11th 5 pm to 6 pm

All pos­si­ble coro­n­avirus mass expo­sure places will be list­ed on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web site:

We ask those who vis­it­ed these places to observe them­selves for any symp­toms and quick­ly book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing even if they have only mild symptoms.

Seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing ear­ly and even if you have only very mild symptoms:

  • Online by filling out the corona symptom evaluation at the address:
  • By calling Soite’s corona helpline: 06 828 7499 (open weekdays 8 am to 5 pm and weekends 8 am to 4 pm). Children (persons younger than 16 who are ill): Soite’s paediatric emergency clinic 06 826 4444 (open around the clock 24/7) If you require urgent care, call Soite's Medical Helpline, phone 116 117

Con­ges­tion­at the infec­tion units — avoid unnec­es­sary calls

Soite’s infec­tion unit is cur­rent­ly heav­i­ly con­gest­ed. Avoid unnec­es­sary calls to the infec­tion unit.

Please note that even if you have vis­it­ed a poten­tial expo­sure site, you do not need to call Soite if you have no symp­toms. It is suf­fi­cient to fol­low the coro­na rec­om­men­da­tions, i.e. min­i­mize the num­ber of close con­tacts and avoid unnec­es­sary gath­er­ings, be sure to use a mask, main­tain a safe­ty dis­tance of 2 meters and exer­cise good hand hygiene.

If you have been in con­tact with some­one who has been exposed to coro­na but not with a con­firmed case of coro­na, you can observe your con­di­tion at home and fol­low the coro­na virus rec­om­men­da­tions. If you have been exposed to coro­n­avirus, Soite will call you.

We also ask that you do not call the infec­tion unit regard­ing the results of the coro­n­avirus test. Soite always calls any­one who gets a pos­i­tive test result and a neg­a­tive test result can be checked via your My Kan­ta Pages or you will receive a text mes­sage if you have giv­en per­mis­sion for this.

Right now it is not pos­si­ble to con­tact all peo­ple who are in quar­an­tine on a dai­ly basis.

The answer to many of the coro­na-relat­ed ques­tions that you are wor­ried about can be found on Soite’s coro­na web­site:

Changes in Soite

The health care sta­tion in Koivuha­ka is closed dur­ing week 20 and non-emer­gency doctor’s appoint­ments at Soite’s pae­di­atric clin­ic will be moved from May to June, since the per­son­nel is being instruct­ed in new pro­ce­dures due to the rapid wors­en­ing of the coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion. Clients whose appoint­ments are changed will be con­tact­ed about this.

We also rec­om­mend avoid­ing all vis­its at Soite’s hous­ing services

Rec­om­men­da­tions and regulations

The Region­al State Admin­is­tra­tive Agency for West­ern and Inland Fin­land issued a guide­line on the 12th of May regard­ing cur­rent reg­u­la­tions on social gath­er­ings. In the munic­i­pal­i­ties in the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia hos­pi­tal dis­trict (except Reisjärvi) the num­ber of par­tic­i­pants in pub­lic events and at pub­lic meet­ings is lim­it­ed to 10 peo­ple indoors. Out­doors the restric­tion is 20 peo­ple. These reg­u­la­tions regard­ing social gath­er­ings are in effect from 13th om May 2021 to 16th of May 2021.

Alla region­al reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions are list­ed on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web site:

Cen­tral Ostrobothnia’s region­al COVID-19 author­i­ty task group will gath­er on Fri­day 14th of May 2021 to eval­u­ate the region­al sit­u­a­tion as well as the region­al recommendations.


The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion tar­get group expands to include res­i­dents aged 50 and old­er. This means vac­ci­na­tion is open for all res­i­dents in Soite’s area over the age of 50 as well as 16–64-year-old per­sons who belong to risk group 1 or 2. Soite rec­om­mends that every­one who has a right to the vac­cine should take it.

Appoint­ments are now avail­able in the Oma­hoito elec­tron­ic appoint­ment book­ing sys­tem on at the address Appoint­ment times will be added to the elec­tron­ic book­ing sys­tem at oth­er times as well if they become avail­able due to can­cel­la­tions or sud­den increas­es in the num­ber of vac­cines. Days on which appoint­ment times are avail­able will be marked with green in the web calendar.

Appoint­ment book­ing by phone opens anew on Tues­day 18th of May 2021 at 12 noon.


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