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10.01.2022

Cur­rent Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion in Soite’s Area on Jan­u­ary 10th 2022

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

The num­ber of coro­n­avirus infec­tions has increased sig­nif­i­cant­ly in the Soite area. Dur­ing last week (week 1), a total of 321 new coro­n­avirus infec­tions were con­firmed in the Soite area. Last week, cir­ca 2,200 coro­n­avirus tests were tak­en. The per­cent­age of pos­i­tive tests was 14.6 %. One COVID-19 patient is cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal, but the hos­pi­tal work­load has increased due to oth­er infec­tious dis­eases, such as the res­pi­ra­to­ry syn­cy­tial virus (RSV).

Due to a sig­nif­i­cant­ly increased num­ber of infec­tions, Soite’s track­ing activ­i­ty has changed and those infect­ed are not con­tact­ed by phone, but a text mes­sage is sent to those infect­ed. The text mes­sage pro­vides short instruc­tions for how to act Patients should act in accor­dance with the instruc­tions in the mes­sage. Infect­ed peo­ple should avoid close con­tact with oth­er peo­ple for at least 10 days. Those with mild symp­toms do not need to con­tact Soite’s infec­tion unit after this if they have two asymp­to­matic days before the end of their isolation.

All home care instruc­tions, instruc­tions for iso­la­tion and treat­ment instruc­tions for those infect­ed can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/treating-coronavirus-infection-at-home/

To min­i­mize the risk of infec­tion, it is impor­tant to fol­low the coro­n­avirus hygiene rec­om­men­da­tions i.e. wash your hands, use a pro­tec­tive mask and main­tain a safe­ty distance.

Soite awaits pos­si­ble addi­tion­al instruc­tions from the Min­istry for Social Affairs and Health, the Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare and the Region­al State Admin­is­tra­tive Agency, after which the nec­es­sary guide­lines and rec­om­men­da­tions for the area will be spec­i­fied. Cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area are list­ed on Soite’s coro­na web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/recommendations/

Dai­ly coro­n­avirus sta­tis­tics regard­ing new cas­es reg­is­tered per home munic­i­pal­i­ty can be found on the Insti­tute for Health and Welfare’s coro­n­avirus map site (in Finnish).

It is espe­cial­ly impor­tant to take the coro­n­avirus vac­cine now that the quick­ly spread­ing omi­cron vari­ant is present in the area, as the vac­cine pro­tects you from seri­ous forms of coro­n­avirus dis­ease in par­tic­u­lar. Please take the coro­n­avirus vac­cine as soon as pos­si­ble if you have not yet done so, or if you have not yet tak­en the boost­er vac­cine doses.

Fur­ther­more, espe­cial­ly those who are unvac­ci­nat­ed should seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing imme­di­ate­ly even if they only have very mild symp­toms indica­tive of coro­n­avirus. The coro­n­avirus test result should be await­ed at home and in quar­an­tine so as not to poten­tial­ly expose oth­ers to the coro­n­avirus, for exam­ple in the workplace.

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updated:

  • Infections during last week: 321 (a week ago 190)
  • In hospital care: 1 coronavirus patient
  • Number of infections in the last 14 days: 511 (a week ago 294)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens:  650 (a week ago 380)
  • 14.6 % of coronavirus test results are positive (a week ago 11.4 %)
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 8 coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in the Central Ostrobothnia hospital district
  • The status of the coronavirus epidemic in Central Ostrobothnia: area with community transmission

Vac­ci­na­tions

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing with­in Soite’s area. Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are giv­en as follows:

  • Coronavirus vaccinations are now progressing with regards to all persons over the age of 5 who live in Soite’s area. The second dose can be given when at least six weeks have passed since the first vaccination.
  • A third vaccine dose is given to everyone over the age of 60 and to persons who belong to medical risk groups and who are at least 18 years or older if at least 3 months have passed since they received the second dose.
  • A third vaccine dose is given to everyone under the age of 60 (18 to 59 years old) if at least 4 months have passed since they received the second dose.
  • A third dose is also given to persons aged 12 and older who have a severe immunodeficiency, if at least 2 months have passed since the third vaccination.
  • A fourth dose is given to persons aged 12 and older who have a severe immunodeficiency, if at least 3 months have passed since the third vaccination.
  • In addition, coronavirus vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 who belong to a medical risk group will be arranged by appointment at Soite’s vaccination centrals in Kokkola and Kannus in January 2022. You can book an appointment via Soite’s online Omahoito service: https://soite.terveytesi.fi/citizenportal/#/login . More vaccination appointments will be opened in the electronic appointment booking system during this week. Furthermore, a vaccination walk-in-afternoon for children aged 5 to 11 will be arranged at Soite’s children’s hospital on Tuesday January 18th from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Cur­rent­ly there is a great num­ber of peo­ple who have a right to a third vac­cine dose, which may cause con­ges­tion at the vac­ci­na­tion sites, espe­cial­ly before noon. We rec­om­mend that those who come to get vac­ci­nat­ed spread out their vis­its through­out the day in order to avoid congestion.

Nat­u­ral­ly, first dos­es of the vac­cine are also still being dis­trib­uted and we encour­age you to seek out coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion if you are com­plete­ly unvac­ci­nat­ed. The coro­n­avirus is not going away and it will be very dif­fi­cult to avoid the dis­ease in the future. It is sig­nif­i­cant­ly safer to encounter the coro­n­avirus if you are vaccinated.

Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updat­ed ! In total, 89.5% of the cit­i­zens in the Soite area over the age of 12 have now received their first vac­cine dose. 85.6 per­cent of per­sons over the age of 12 in the area have received their sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion dose. 39.9 per­cent of per­sons over the age of 12 in the area have received their third vac­ci­na­tion dose. A major­i­ty, i.e. 55 per­cent, of those who came to get vac­ci­nat­ed last week (week 1), were between 40 and 50 years old. Of the vac­ci­na­tions giv­en, the major­i­ty was third doses.

Vac­ci­na­tions are giv­en main­ly dur­ing walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing, which means you can come to a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion when it suits you best. First, sec­ond, third and fourth dos­es will be admin­is­tered dur­ing the walk-in-days.

This week, vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing are organized:

  • January 10th to 14th 9 am to 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7) Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • January 10th 3 pm to 7 pm Kruunupyy health station (Säbråntie 1). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • January 11th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso, Passeli (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • January 12th 9 am to 3.30 pm Halso health central (Kauppisentie 12) Vaccine: Moderna
  • January 12th 4 pm to 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso, Passeli (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • January 12th 9 am to 4 pm Kruunupyy health station (Säbråntie 1). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • January 13th 8.30 am to 3.30 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (the parish centre) (Valtakatu 20). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • January 13th 9 am to 4 pm Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • January 13th 9 am to 7.30 pm Perho health station (Vanhainkodintie 20) Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • January 14th 8.30 am to 3 pm Toholampi Seurakuntakoti (the parish house) (Lampintie 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • January 14th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso, Passeli (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • January 15th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna

Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and the timetable for the walk-in days can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/the-coronavirus-vaccines/

An appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion may still be booked online on https://soite.terveytesi.fi/ or by phone on the num­ber 06 828 7488. Phone hours Mon­day to Thurs­day from 9 am to 3 pm and Fri­day 9 am to 2 pm. You can also book an appoint­ment via your health centre.

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