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17.03.2021

Soite remains on the coro­n­avirus base lev­el — no new coro­n­avirus cases

Cen­tral Ostrobothnia’s region­al COVID-19 author­i­ty task group gath­ered on Wednes­day 17th of March 2021 to eval­u­ate the region­al sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture as well as the region­al rec­om­men­da­tions. Soite’s are remains on the coro­n­avirus base lev­el. The cur­rent region­al coro­n­avirus rec­om­men­da­tions remain in effect until 31st March of 2021.  No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area today.

Last week (week 10), a total of 5 new coro­n­avirus infec­tions were con­firmed in Soite’s area. The per­cent­age of pos­i­tive sam­ples was 0.3 % (the num­ber of tests 1745) The inci­dence of infec­tions dur­ing 14 days is 20.5/100 000 cit­i­zens. No COVID-19 patients are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at the Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal. All the recent sources of infec­tion have been traced to a 100 %.

The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions have pro­gressed well. Accord­ing to the infor­ma­tion avail­able as of 15th of March 2021, the vac­ci­na­tion per­cent­age among per­sons over the age of 80 is 86 %. The vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age for risk group 1 was 37%. Vac­ci­na­tions con­tin­ue this week. This week we expand­ed the appoint­ment book­ing beyond what was pre­vi­ous­ly planned so that per­sons aged 70 to 74 were also allowed to book appoint­ments, as there were still appoint­ment times avail­able in the area for next week’s coro­na vaccinations.

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion in the area has remained calm. There­fore, cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tions will remain unchanged and Soite con­tin­ues on the coro­n­avirus base lev­el. A sig­nif­i­cant rea­son for the calm sit­u­a­tion is that cit­i­zens in the area have care­ful­ly com­plied with coro­na safe­ty guide­lines. The author­i­ty task group wants to extend their thanks to the local cit­i­zens for fol­low­ing the coro­n­avirus guidelines.

How­ev­er, the group also express­es con­cern regard­ing groups of adults gath­er­ing to par­tic­i­pate in hob­bies. In order for the epi­dem­ic to remain at the cur­rent base lev­el, we would like to remind every­one of the cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tion to pause any indoor hob­by activ­i­ties for adults. This is par­tic­u­lar­ly impor­tant regard­ing team and con­tact sports as well as choir prac­tices. Late­ly, infec­tions relat­ed to team sports have occurred in Fin­land and in Soite’s area.  We would also like to remind every­one that pri­vate hob­by groups (groups of friends) are con­sid­ered pri­vate social gath­er­ings, where rec­om­men­da­tions state no more than 10 peo­ple should participate.

Main­tain­ing a calm coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion requires every pos­si­ble safe­ty mea­sures and that every­one behaves respon­si­bly in their every­day life.

Link: Cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area.

The region­al COVID-19 author­i­ty task group has its next meet­ing on Wednes­day 24th of March 2021.

Today’s sit­u­a­tion

No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area.

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