Infor­ma­tion on the 24th of May 2021 on the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture in Soite regard­ing the coro­n­avirus — 5 new infections

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

Five new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The cas­es are part of the same exten­sive chain of infec­tions we have informed about lately.

Three COVID-19 patients are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at Cen­tral Ostro­both­n­ian Cen­tral Hospital.

Over 75% of the infec­tions that have been con­firmed late­ly, have been con­firmed in peo­ple who were already in quar­an­tine, but infec­tions are still also being con­firmed among peo­ple who are not in quar­an­tine. There is still a risk that new exten­sive expo­sure sit­u­a­tions can occur. The list of all pos­si­ble places of expo­sure can be found at:

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updated:

  • The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 168 (a week ago: 124)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 217 (a week ago: 160)
  • Three COVID-19 patients are currently being treated at Central Ostrobothnia’s central hospital.
  • 1.7% of the coronavirus tests are positive (a week ago:  2.9%). During week 20, a record number of coronavirus tests were taken: 3736 tests.
  • The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 451
  • The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: community transmission phase

Due to the wors­en­ing of the coro­na sit­u­a­tion in the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia region, the Region­al State Admin­is­tra­tive Agency of West­ern and Inland Fin­land has on 21st of May decid­ed on a safe­ty dis­tance reg­u­la­tions in accor­dance with sec­tion 58 d of the Com­mu­ni­ca­ble Dis­eases Act. Oper­a­tors in the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict must ensure that close con­tact between per­sons can be effec­tive­ly avoid­ed in rooms that are open to the pub­lic or intend­ed for use by a lim­it­ed num­ber of clients or par­tic­i­pants. Close con­tact means phys­i­cal con­tact or pres­ence face-to-face or in the same space at a dis­tance less than two meters apart and for longer than 15 min­utes. Oper­a­tors must make a writ­ten plan for how they will enable the pub­lic and clients to avoid close con­tact. If it is not pos­si­ble to meet the require­ments of the law, the premis­es can­not be used. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion in the Region­al State Admin­is­tra­tive Agency’s mes­sage (in Finnish).

If you have symp­toms, please 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 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

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. Cur­rent­ly, vac­ci­na­tion is open for all res­i­dents over the age of 50 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.

Due to the wors­ened coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion, the Soite area will receive an addi­tion­al vac­cine deliv­ery this week (link to THL’s mes­sage (in Finnish). Not count­ing addi­tion­al deliv­er­ies, 5700 coro­n­avirus vac­cine dos­es will become avail­able for dis­tri­b­u­tion this week, of which 3700 are intend­ed for per­sons receiv­ing their first dose. It is esti­mat­ed that there are cur­rent­ly about 5000 per­sons who have a right to their first vac­cine dose in Soite’s area.

Appoint­ment book­ing by phone will open anew on Tues­day 25th of May 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. The Oma­hoito ser­vice is open 24/7. Days on which appoint­ment times are avail­able will be marked with green in the web calendar.

Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updat­ed. In all, 44% of the cit­i­zens in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia health care dis­trict over the age of 16 have now received their first vac­cine dose. 9 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!


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