14.10.2020

Soite’s area is still on base lev­el: a strong rec­om­men­da­tion on face masks is in effect and unnec­es­sary trav­el to Vaasa hos­pi­tal dis­trict should be avoid­ed

The group of regional authorities had a meeting before noon on the 14th of October 2020. The group consists of Soite, the Regional State Administrative Agencies, The Finnish institute for health and welfare THL and the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. The group assessed the situational picture concerning the coronavirus epidemic in Central Ostrobothnia and stated that Soite’s area is still on the base level when it comes to the epidemic, despite an increased number of cases.

In Soite’s area, the criteria for the acceleration stage are met only when it comes to incidence. The incidence is currently 38/100 000 citizens. The share of positive test results of all coronavirus tests is, however, still under 1 % and over 80% of the chains of infections have been traced.

The group of regional authorities stated that Soite’s recommendation on a more widespread use of face masks is still in effect in the area. Soite strongly recommends widespread use of face masks in public spaces, stores and in other places when running errands outside the home. Social distancing and a good hand and coughing hygiene should also be observed in all situations.

The group of authorities also recommended that unnecessary travel to Vaasa hospital district should currently be avoided.

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