One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area – four of the infec­tions linked to the Skelleft­eå infec­tion chain have been con­firmed as the British mutation

One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The infec­tion is linked to the chain of infec­tion in Skelleft­eå. When includ­ing the fur­ther infec­tions, a total of 15 infec­tions have come to Soite’s area from the Skelleft­eå chain. Those infect­ed were quick­ly quar­an­tined and the expo­sures have occured with­in their families.

The pos­i­tive coro­na tests linked to the Skelleft­eå chain of infec­tion are being analysed at the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare in order to find out if the ill­ness is caused by a mutat­ed virus and now, four of the tests have been con­firmed to be the mutat­ed British ver­sion of the coronavirus.

Next week, the coro­na vac­ci­na­tions in Soite’s area will be expand­ed to peo­ple under the age of 70 who belong to risk group 1. At first, peo­ple from this group who attend check-ups at Soite (such as organ trans­plan­ta­tion and can­cer patients) will be vac­ci­nat­ed. They will be per­son­al­ly con­tact­ed by phone so that a vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment can be agreed on. This course of action is pos­si­ble since the num­ber of peo­ple to be vac­ci­nat­ed is rel­a­tive­ly small.

Stop the spread of the coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Cough in your sleeve or in a tissue
  • Keep a distance to other people
  • Use a mask
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing early and even if you have only very mild symptoms
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
  • When it’s your turn, take the coronavirus vaccine.

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 (for 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 common emergency clinic (i.e. yhteispäivystys/samjouren), phone 116 117.

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