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.