Sev­en new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area – sev­er­al pos­si­ble expo­sure situations

Sev­en new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The infec­tions are relat­ed to the same chain of infec­tion as the infec­tion we informed about yes­ter­day. The source of the chain of infec­tion is cur­rent­ly unclear, but is cur­rent­ly being mapped out. Those that are known to have been exposed have been con­tact traced and placed in quar­an­tine. In total, more than a hun­dred peo­ple have been quarantined.

The new coro­n­avirus infec­tions may have led to coro­n­avirus exposures:

  • Saturday 1st of May between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. First of May brunch at restaurant Mustakari (those who have been exposed have been contact traced thanks to participant lists)
  • Sunday 2nd of May between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Word of Faith Church Finland church service
  • Tuesday 4th of May between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. swimming centre Vesiveijari
  • Tuesday 4th of May between 4.30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Kuntokeskus Liikku
  • Wednesday 5th of May between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Keski-Pohjanmaan ammattiopisto (the unit at Närvilänkatu 8), the Jobsteri event
  • Wednesday 5th of May between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Kokkolan keilahalli (Kokkola bowling alley)
  • Wednesday 5th of May between 7 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. swimming centre Vesiveijari

We ask those who vis­it­ed these places to observe them­selves for any symp­toms and quick­ly book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing if they have even mild symptoms.

Please note: there has been no coro­n­avirus expo­sure at Kivini­ityn koulu in Kokko­la. False infor­ma­tion that has spread in the area has led to a great num­ber of calls to Soite’s pae­di­atric emer­gency clinic.

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

  • Online by filling out the coronavirus symptom checker at the address:
  • By calling Soite’s corona helpline: 06 828 7499 (open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Children (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 Medical Helpline, phone 116 117.

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion has long been good in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia, but the expo­sures and infec­tions that have been con­firmed dur­ing the last few days show that the sit­u­a­tion can change quick­ly if the region­al rec­om­men­da­tions are not fol­lowed. The inci­dence of coro­n­avirus infec­tions dur­ing the last 14 days has risen from 2.6 to 11.6/100 000 cit­i­zens in one day.

Soite wants to firm­ly remind every­one that now is the time to straight­en up. The coro­n­avirus hygiene instruc­tions and the region­al rec­om­men­da­tions must be fol­lowed. Remem­ber to use masks and main­tain safe­ty dis­tances of two metres.


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