Information on the 31st of May 2021 on the situational picture in Soite regarding the coronavirus – one new coronavirus infection
The current situation of infection
One new coronavirus case has been confirmed in Soite’s area. The infection was confirmed in a person who was already in quarantine. Two COVID-19 patients are currently being treated at Central Ostrobothnian central hospital.
The key figures in the situational picture have been updated:
- The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 88 (a week ago: 168)
- The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100.000 citizens: 114 (a week ago: 217)
- Two COVID-19 patients are currently being treated at Central Ostrobothnia’s central hospital.
- 1.1% of the coronavirus tests are positive (a week ago: 1.7%). During week 21, 2230 coronavirus tests were taken.
- The total number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 475
- The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: community transmission phase
Even though the number of coronavirus infections in Soite’s area has begun to decrease, there is still a risk that new extensive exposure situations may occur. It is therefore very important that everyone carefully follows the recommendations regarding social gatherings and the hygiene recommendations for prevention of the spread of infections. Remember to follow updates on when vaccination opens for your own age group! The coronavirus vaccine provides effective protection against the severe form of the coronavirus disease.
The Regional State Administrative Agency of Western and Inland Finland (AVI) has made new decisions regarding the restrictions on social gatherings in Central Ostrobothnia:
- In the Central Ostrobothnia region, the number of participants in public events and general meetings will be limited to 10 people indoors and to 50 people in enclosed outdoor spaces for the period from 2nd to 15th of June 2021. If the local situation so requires, it is possible for the municipalities to make decisions that tighten or supplement the restrictions imposed by the AVI. Additional information in AVI’s message (in Finnish).
Regarding social gatherings, the regional COVID-19 authority task group’s recommends max 10 people at private social gatherings indoors and max 20 people outdoors for the period from 2nd to 15th of June 2021. Read more in the regional COVID-19 authority task group’s message.
Changes in the opening hours of the coronavirus helpline
The opening hours of the coronavirus helpline will change as of June 1st 2021. In the future, the coronavirus helpline on 06 828 7499 is open every day from 8 am to 4 pm (previously, the line was open on weekdays until 5 pm).
Remember to seek out coronavirus testing immediately even if you have only mild symptoms. You can book an appointment for coronavirus testing through the Omaolo service online or through Soite’s Coronavirus Helpline 06 828 7499 / children’s hospital phone 06 826 4444. Link: How to book an appointment for a coronavirus test
Coronavirus vaccinations are progressing well within Soite’s area. Currently, vaccination is open for all residents over the age of 40 as well as 16–64-year-old persons who belong to risk group 1 or 2 and have an illness or condition that is very highly or highly predisposing to severe coronavirus disease.
Appointment booking by phone will open anew on Tuesday 1st of June 2021 at 12 noon and more appointments will also become available in the Omahoito electronic appointment booking system on Tuesday at 12 noon. Appointment times will be added to the electronic booking system at other times as well if they become available due to cancellations or sudden increases in the number of vaccines.
Soite’s corona vaccination indicator has been updated. In total, 49% of the citizens in the Central Ostrobothnia health care district over the age of 16 have now received their first vaccine dose.12 percent of persons over the age of 16 have received their second vaccination dose.
Please follow Soite’s channels on the web and on social media as well as the local media in order to see when your age group has the right to a vaccination!