No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area — a sus­pi­cion of a COVID-19 infec­tion led to pre­cau­tions at the cen­tral hospital

No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area yes­ter­day or today. The lat­est coro­n­avirus case was con­firmed in Soite on the 7th of March 2021.

A symp­tom-free patient who arrived at Soite’s com­mon emer­gency clin­ic (yhteispäivystys/samjouren) on Mon­day evening on the 8th of March 2021 was test­ed pos­i­tive for COVID-19 when rou­tine exam­i­na­tions were per­formed as the patient was moved to a ward. In clos­er fur­ther exam­i­na­tions, the test was found to be a so called false pos­i­tive, i.e. the test has in fur­ther exam­i­na­tion been found to be neg­a­tive. As a pre­cau­tion, Soite’s per­son­nel con­tact­ed the per­sons who might have been exposed to the virus. As the test has been con­firmed to be neg­a­tive in two fur­ther tests, no expo­sures have occurred.

Lab­o­ra­to­ry analy­ses can some­times, but sel­dom, lead to false pos­i­tive results. Soite always per­forms new tests when a false pos­i­tive case is sus­pect­ed con­sid­er­ing the patient’s risk for exposures.

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

  • Online by filling out the coronavirus symptom checker at:
  • 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 under the age of 16 who are ill): Soite’s paediatric emergency clinic 06 826 4444 (open around the clock 24/7). If your health requires urgent care, call Soite’s Medical Helpline, 116 117.

Stop the coro­n­avirus from spreading

  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing at an early stage and even if you only have mild symptoms
  • Use a mask
  • Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer often
  • Cough into your sleeve or into a handkerchief
  • Keep a distance to other people - remember a safe distance of 2 metres!
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
  • Get vaccinated when it’s your turn.

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