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
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: https://korona.soite.fi/en/corona-vaccination-indicator/
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: https://soite.terveytesi.fi 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: https://www.soite.fi/toisen_puolesta_asiointi (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.