Infor­ma­tion on the 29th of March 2021 on the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture in Soite regard­ing the coronavirus

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group has a meet­ing on Thurs­days and when need­ed. We will still pub­lish infor­ma­tion about the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture on Mon­days as well. The pre­pared­ness is in accor­dance with plan.

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of Infection

Two new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The chain of infec­tion has been mapped and those close to the infect­ed per­sons who have been exposed have been con­tact traced.

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updated:

  • The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 9 (the previous number was 9)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 11.6 (the previous number was 11,6)
  • No patients are currently being treated for COVID-19 at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
  • 0.2% of the coronavirus tests are positive. During week 12, 1320 people were tested for coronavirus in Soite.
  • The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 245
  • The traceability of chains of infection is 80% in the hospital district
  • The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: base level

Link: Cur­rent reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area.

If you have symp­toms, stay at home and book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing immediately!

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 via Soite’s Coro­n­avirus Helpline 06 828 7499 / children’s hos­pi­tal phone 06 826 4444. Link: How to book an appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus test

Usu­al­ly, you get an appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus test for the same day. The coro­n­avirus test result will be sent auto­mat­i­cal­ly to your mobile phone as a text mes­sage if you have agreed to this. You can also check your result in the Omakan­ta ser­vice. You have to stay in quar­an­tine at home until you receive the test result.


Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing well with­in Soite’s area. 75 per­cent of per­sons over the age of 70 in Soite’s area have now been vac­ci­nat­ed. You can fol­low how the vac­ci­na­tion pro­gress­es in the area with the help of Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor, which is updat­ed on Mon­days at the address:

Appoint­ment book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions opens again tomor­row Tues­day. In accor­dance with the rec­om­men­da­tions from the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL, Soite pri­or­i­tizes coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions for the elder­ly. THL has decid­ed that coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions with AstraZeneca’s vac­cine can con­tin­ue for per­sons who are over 65 years old start­ing Mon­day 29th March. In Soite’s area this means that appoint­ment book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions opens on Tues­day 30th March 2021 for 65–69-year old per­sons who belong to risk group 1. Vac­ci­na­tions of 18–64-year-olds who belong to risk group 1 will be paused for the week after East­er (5th April to 11th April).

1200 vac­cine dos­es will be avail­able in the appoint­ment book­ing on Tues­day 30th of March. In Soite’s area there are cur­rent­ly 4500 per­sons who have the right to vaccination.

Appoint­ment book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion will be opened again on Tues­day 30th of March 2021 as follows:

  • telephone booking on 06 828 7488.
    • between 12 noon and 1 pm, vaccination times are given only to persons older than 70
    • from 1 pm forward, vaccination appointments are given to everyone older than 70 as well aspersons aged 65-69 who belong to risk group 1. Other age or risk groups do currently not have a right to the vaccine.
    • The telephone line is open as long as appointments are available. The line will be cut when the number of available appointments runs out.  At other times, those who call will hear a message on the phone. You can also book an appointment for an elderly person by phone.
  • electronic appointment booking in the Omahoito service on the address: will open for all groups currently eligible for vaccination on Tuesday 12 o’clock. Log on to the Omahoito service with your online bank user identifiers (or some other means of strong identification) in order to book an appointment for yourself. You can book an appointment for another person if you have made an agreement regarding this. Read more: (in Finnish)

Per­sons who belong to risk groups should be pre­pared to prove that they belong to a risk group when they arrive at the vac­ci­na­tion site (e.g. by show­ing their Kela card or a copy of their epi­cri­sis or prescription).

We want to stress that even if you have been vac­ci­nat­ed, you should still use a pro­tec­tive face mask in accor­dance with rec­om­men­da­tions, main­tain a safe­ty dis­tance of 2 meters to oth­er peo­ple and to fol­low coro­n­avirus relat­ed hygiene rec­om­men­da­tions.


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