Information on the coronavirus situation on the 26th of March 2020
The situation is still fairly calm in Soite’s area and the preparations proceed according to plan.
No new coronavirus cases have been found today either. Soite performs tests on about 30 persons a day and the tests are sent to Oulu University Hospital for analysis. The results come approximately within 24 hours. We are still waiting for the results from some of the testing that was done last week (Friday and Saturday). The delay is due to congestion at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare Thl.
The coronavirus clinic and the coronavirus helpline have not been congested. The situation is also fairly calm on the wards.
The number of persons who have contacted the health care centres has decreased remarkably. This can, unfortunately, later lead to stress being placed on the emergency clinic and on specialized care if the health problems are not treated in time. We are, therefore, informing those who live in the area of the fact that non-urgent patients are still treated in the receptions, but mainly remotely by phone or electronically.
The fact that Soite’s haematologist, chief physician in oncology and chief physician in infectious diseases are worried about persons in at-risk groups still being out and about in public places was discussed at the meeting. The task group decided that Soite will also ephasize in its communication that people of all ages that are in an at-risk group should stay at home in quarantine. People of all ages that are in an at-risk group should also use delivery of groceries or ask close persons for help when it comes to getting medicines from the pharmacy or items from the store. They shouldn’t go to public places