Cur­rent Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion in Soite’s Area on Octo­ber 18th 2021

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection 

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion remains seri­ous in the Soite area. Dur­ing last week (week 41), a total of 75 new coro­n­avirus infec­tions were con­firmed in the Soite area. Most of those who were infect­ed were unvac­ci­nat­ed or had only received an incom­plete series of vac­ci­na­tions. Of the infec­tions that were con­firmed last week, about half were con­firmed in per­sons who were already in quarantine. 

Coro­n­avirus infec­tions are preva­lent main­ly among young peo­ple: par­tic­u­lar­ly among per­sons younger than 10 years and in the age group 10 to 19 years old. The aver­age age of those infect­ed is cur­rent­ly 23.5 years. Most of the infec­tions have occurred with­in the fam­i­ly and dur­ing dif­fer­ent gath­er­ings with acquain­tances and relatives. 

The epi­dem­ic is spread­ing among chil­dren and young peo­ple. How­ev­er, it is more often adults whose immune sys­tem is weak­ened due to age or under­ly­ing dis­eases that need to be hos­pi­tal­ized due to a coro­n­avirus infec­tion. Sev­en COVID-19 patients are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia cen­tral hospital. 

The efforts to trace coro­n­avirus infec­tions will from now on be focused on long-term expo­sures. In prin­ci­ple, quar­an­tine will be lim­it­ed to those liv­ing in the same house­hold or oth­er long-term and close con­tacts who are not ful­ly vaccinated. 

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updat­ed:  

  • Infections during last week: 75 (a week ago 57) 
  • In hospital care: 7 coronavirus patients 
  • The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 132 (a week ago 98) 
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100.000 citizens: 171 (a week ago 127) 
  • 4.9 % of coronavirus test results are positive (a week ago 4.1 %) 
  • The traceability of chains of infections 85 % 
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 4 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the Central Ostrobothnia central hospital district  
  •  The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: community transmission phase 

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sures has been updat­ed! Coro­n­avirus expo­sures may have occurred in the fol­low­ing places: 

  • 13th of October 3 pm to 4 pm Nissen, Kokkola 
  • 13th to 15th of October 10 am to 10 pm Kahvibaari, Kannus 
  • 14th of October 11 am to 11.30 am Finnspring cafeteria, Toholampi 
  • 15th of October 10.30 am to 11 am Halpa-Halli, Kannus 
  • 15th of October 12.15 pm to 12.45 pm JP-valinta, Toholampi 
  • 16th of October 12.30 pm to 1 pm Prisma, Kokkola 
  • 16th of October 2.30 pm to 3 pm S-Market Halkokari, Kokkola 
  • 16th of October 3 pm to 3.30 pm Lidl, centre of Kokkola 

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sures in the Soite area: 

The most impor­tant thing is to fol­low the hygiene rec­om­men­da­tions and to seek out coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion if you are not yet vac­ci­nat­ed. Cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area are list­ed on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site:  

Those who are still 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. 


Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing with­in Soite’s area. Vac­ci­na­tions are now pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12 who live in Soite’s area. A third vac­cine dose is avail­able for severe­ly immuno­com­pro­mised per­sons over the age of 12 as well as per­son­nel with­in the social and health care services. 

Soite’s coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updat­ed! In total, 86.4% of the cit­i­zens in the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia health care dis­trict over the age of 12 have now received their first vac­cine dose. 79.6 per­cent of per­sons over the age of 12 have received their sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion dose. Of the entire pop­u­la­tion in the area, 73.8% have received their first dose and 65.7% their second. 

Thanks to school vac­ci­na­tions, the vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age for per­sons aged 12 to 15 rose by as much as 6.4% last week and vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age in that age group is now 70.4% for the first dose. 

Dur­ing this week, Soite will send a text mes­sage about coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions to all res­i­dents of the area who have giv­en Soite per­mis­sion to send a text mes­sage reminder to them. The mes­sage urges you to get vac­ci­nat­ed as soon as pos­si­ble if you have not yet been vaccinated. 

Vac­ci­na­tions will be done 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 and third dos­es will be admin­is­tered dur­ing the walk-in-days.At a walk-in vac­ci­na­tion, it is pos­si­ble to arrange for the sec­ond dose to be giv­en ear­li­er than planned, if at least six weeks have passed since the first vaccination. 

This week, vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing are organized: 

  • Monday 18th of October 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • Tuesday 19th of October 9 am to 3 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Tuesday 19th of October 9 am to 7 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • Wednesday to Friday 20th to 22nd of October 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • Thursday 21st of October 12 noon to 4.30 pm Perho health station (Vanhainkodintie 20). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Thursday 21st of October 4 pm to 7 pm Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Thursday 21st of October 8.30 am to 3 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (Valtakatu 20). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Friday 22nd of October 9 am to 3 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Friday 22nd of October 4 pm to 8 pm K-Citymarket, Kokkola. Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • Friday 22nd of October 8.30 am to 3 pm Toholampi Seurakuntakoti (the parish house) (Lampintie 7). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Saturday 23rd of October 9 am to 3 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:

An appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion may be booked online on the sec­re­tary of the vac­ci­na­tion cen­tral, phone 040 804 2821 Mon­day-Fri­day 12 noon — 3 pm or by phone via your local health cen­tre. There are a good num­ber of vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments available. 

Why should I take the coro­n­avirus vaccine? 

  1. Coronavirus vaccines give effective protection against serious forms of COVID-19.  
  2. The vaccines also protect against the long-term effects of COVID-19, the so-called long COVID, which may cause prolonged tiredness, shortness of breath, cough and joint and chest pain.  
  3. By taking the vaccine, you can protect not only yourself but also others. The coronavirus vaccination significantly reduces the secretion of the virus and its spreading from one person to another. 
  4. The risks associated with the vaccine are significantly smaller than those associated with coronavirus infection. Link: Information about the coronavirus vaccination 
  5. With vaccinations, we can return to a more normal life and the need for restrictions is reduced. Everyone who decides to take the vaccine makes a difference. 

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