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21.12.2020

Infor­ma­tion on the coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion in Soite on the 21st of Decem­ber 2020

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group has a meet­ing on Mon­days, Thurs­days and when need­ed and it updates the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture. The pre­pared­ness is in accor­dance with plan. The sit­u­a­tion is calm.

No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The lat­est coro­n­avirus infec­tion was con­firmed in Soite’s area on the 14th of Decem­ber 2020. No patients with COVID-19 are treat­ed at the moment at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updated:

  • The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 4 (the previous number was 12)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 5.1 (the previous number was 15.4)
  • 0.2% of the coronavirus tests are positive.
  • The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 148
  • The traceability of chains of infection is 100% in the hospital district
  • The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: acceleration stage

The cur­rent reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions are in effect and can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site https://korona.soite.fi/en/recommendations/

The COVID-19 region­al group of author­i­ties in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia has its next meet­ing on the 22nd of Decem­ber 2020 and will analyse the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture in the region.

It is pos­si­ble to come for a coro­n­avirus test even dur­ing Christ­mas. The coro­n­avirus helpline 06 828 7499 is open on week­day hol­i­days dur­ing week­end open­ing hours, i.e. is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (24–27.12, 31.12, 1.1.2021 and 6.1.2021). It is impor­tant to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing with­out delay even if one only has mild symptoms!

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group reminds of safe vis­its to units of hous­ing ser­vices. Vis­i­tors are asked to fol­low the safe vis­it­ing prac­tis­es that are in effect when vis­it­ing units of hous­ing ser­vices and to fol­low the instruc­tions giv­en by the units. It is par­tic­u­lar­ly impor­tant not to vis­it if one has symp­toms! More infor­ma­tion is giv­en by the units of hous­ing services.

Rec­om­men­da­tions for safe Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion in the homes:

  • The recommendation is that parties are held remotely, that masks are used and that necessary precautions are taken.
  • If one wishes to gather, it is recommended that the group consists of under ten persons and that people possibly participate remotely. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL recommends that Christmas is celebrated in as small groups as possible and preferably at home with the closest persons.
  • We should not completely bypass social interaction, but should instead come up with safe alternatives to arrange parties.
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