Information on the situational picture regarding the coronavirus in Soite on the 22nd of February 2021
As of now, 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
No new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Soite’s area after the four cases we informed about during the weekend.
We emphasize that it is still extremely important to follow corona hygiene guidelines: it is especially important to keep the number of close contacts to a minimum and to be mindful of proper use of face masks, safety distances and hand hygiene.
The key figures in the situational picture have been updated:
- The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 17 (the previous number was 19)
- The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 21.8 (the previous number was 24)
- No patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
- 0.75% of the coronavirus tests are positive. During week 7, 1458 people were tested for coronavirus in Soite.
- The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 207
- The traceability of chains of infection is 80% in the hospital district
- The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: base level
Ski tracks, slopes, and forests are now the safest places for a holiday
THL (the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare) recommends that winter holidaymakers get their outdoor exercise among close friends and avoid large crowds. The risk of infection is currently present in all parts of Finland, although there are regional differences in the incidence of the virus. The epidemic situation changes constantly and travelling increases the risk of the virus spreading.
“This year it is worth considering the possibility of spending the skiing holiday close to home and focusing on outdoor activities among people close to you”, says THL director Mika Salminen.
Those with symptoms of coronavirus disease should not take part in any holiday activities. Instead, you should seek out coronavirus testing immediately.
Additional information about safe winter holidays at THL:s web site.
Coronavirus vaccinations of the elderly are progressing within Soite’s area. The appointment booking to coronavirus vaccinations for elderly persons above the age of 80 who live at home and their informal caregivers as well as other elderly persons (over the age of 70, e.g. spouses) who live in the same household will open again next week on Tuesday 23rd of February at 12 noon. The appointment booking will be opened every Tuesday at 12 noon as long as we have vaccine doses available.
You can book an appointment for corona vaccination either electronically or by phone:
- book an appointment by phone: 06 828 7488. Opens Tuesdays at 12 noon as long as there are appointments available. At other times, you will hear a recorded message. 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
You have to log in to the Omahoito service with your own bank codes (or other secure identification) before you can 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)
The electronic appointment booking runs more smoothly and we recommend that you book your appointment online if possible. If an informal caregiver or partner who lives in the same household is to be vaccinated at the same time, the appointment booking must be done by phone for both.
Please make sure that your elderly relatives get a vaccination appointment and get to the vaccination site.
Coronavirus vaccinations for people younger than 70 years of age who belong to risk group 1 are also under way in Soite’s area. At first, people from this group who attend check-ups at Soite (such as organ transplantation and cancer patients) will be vaccinated. They will be personally contacted by phone so that a vaccination appointment can be agreed on. This course of action is possible since the number of people to be vaccinated is relatively small. Persons younger than 70 will be vaccinated using AstraZeneca’s vaccine, while persons older than 70 will receive Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine.
You can follow how the vaccination progresses in the area with the help of Soite’s corona vaccination indicator, which is updated on Monday afternoons.