One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area

One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The infec­tion is con­nect­ed to an ear­li­er chain of infec­tions and the infect­ed per­son was already in quar­an­tine. In oth­er words, no new per­sons have been exposed to the virus.

Over­all, 83 coro­n­avirus infec­tions have been con­firmed in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia hos­pi­tal dis­trict dur­ing the whole pandemic.

It is impor­tant to get test­ed even if one only has mild symptoms!

You can con­tact Soite by fill­ing in the coro­n­avirus symp­tom check­er in the Omaolo ser­vice ( If your symp­toms require it, your con­tact infor­ma­tion is con­veyed to Soite. Alter­na­tive­ly, you can book a time your­self via Omaolo to the dri­ve-in test­ing site in Kokko­la. The coro­n­avirus helpline is open on week­days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on week­ends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., phone 06 828 7499.

Every­one can act in a way that pre­vents infections

A broad­er rec­om­men­da­tion on the use of face masks is in effect in Soite’s area. A face mask is one method of pre­vent­ing the spread of coro­n­avirus infections.

It is still of utmost impor­tance to:

  • maintain social distances of 1–2 meters anytime this is possible
  • practice good hand hygiene
  • cough into one’s sleeve or into a disposable handkerchief
  • avoid touching one’s face
  • avoid public places if one has symptoms.

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