Soite con­tin­ues on the base lev­el when it comes to the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic — three new cas­es today

The Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia region­al COVID-19 group of author­i­ties had a meet­ing on Wednes­day the 10th of March 2021 in order to assess the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture and the region­al rec­om­men­da­tions. Soite’s area con­tin­ues to be on the base lev­el when it comes to the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic. The valid­i­ty of the region­al rec­om­men­da­tions was extend­ed to the 31st of March 2021. Three new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area.

Dur­ing last week, 11 pos­i­tive coro­n­avirus cas­es were con­firmed in Soite’s area. The share of pos­i­tive test results was 0.5% (of 1586 tests). The inci­dence dur­ing the past 14 days was 28/100 000 res­i­dents. No patients are cared for at the hos­pi­tal because of COVID-19. All recent sources of infec­tion have been traced. 

The group of author­i­ties decid­ed that Soite may con­tin­ue on the base lev­el because the sit­u­a­tion is calm and the fig­ures that were giv­en sup­port this deci­sion. The group of author­i­ties made no changes in the cur­rent region­al rec­om­men­da­tions con­cern­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic. The most cen­tral of the rec­om­men­da­tions are:

  • it is recommended that no more than 10 persons are present at private gatherings
  • indoor hobbies for adults have been put on hold
  • children and adolescents (0-20-year-olds) may continue with hobbies in groups of under 20
  • swimming halls, libraries etc. are open with special arrangements.
  • The wider recommendation on the use of face masks also applies to students in grades 7-9 and upper secondary institutes.

In Kru­unupyy, the schools fol­low Soite’s rec­om­men­da­tions, where­as the reg­u­la­tions con­cern­ing restau­rants depend on which region the munic­i­pal­i­ty belongs to. 

The reg­u­la­tion by The Region­al State Admin­is­tra­tive Agency on restrict­ing the num­ber of par­tic­i­pants in pub­lic events and pub­lic gath­er­ings to 20 per­sons is in effect through the 31st of March 2021.

Cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area are list­ed on Soite’s coro­na web­site:

The region­al COVID-19 group of author­i­ties has its next meet­ing on the 17th of March 2021.

The sit­u­a­tion today

Three new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The chains of infec­tion are known and those close to the infect­ed per­son who have been exposed have been con­tact traced. 

Seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing ear­ly and even if you have only mild symptoms:

  • Online by filling out the coronavirus symptom checker at:
  • By calling Soite’s corona helpline: 06 828 7499 (open weekdays 8 am to 5 pm and weekends 8 am to 4 pm). Children (under 16-year-old persons who are ill): Soite’s paediatric emergency clinic 06 826 4444 (open around the clock 24/7). If your health requires urgent care, call Soite’s Medical Helpline, 116 117.

Stop the coro­n­avirus from spreading:

  • Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer often
  • Cough into your sleeve or into a handkerchief
  • Keep a distance to other people - remember a safe distance of 2 metres!
  • Use a mask
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing at an early stage and even if you only have mild symptoms
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
  • Get vaccinated when it’s your turn.

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