Soite’s coro­n­avirus task force informs on the 24th of August 2020

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group has meet­ings reg­u­lar­ly and updates the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture. The sit­u­a­tion is still fair­ly calm in Soite’s area and the prepa­ra­tions are pro­ceed­ing accord­ing to plan.

One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The patient has been infect­ed in a risk coun­try and is cur­rent­ly stay­ing at home. The chain of infec­tion is clear, those exposed to it have been placed in quar­an­tine, and the infec­tion is not relat­ed to any mass expo­sure. Over­all, 33 coro­n­avirus infec­tions have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. 

Based on the risk assess­ment, this new case does not cause an imme­di­ate need for the gen­er­al pub­lic to use pro­tec­tive masks in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia, although the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare rec­om­mends using pro­tec­tive masks to pro­tect oth­er peo­ple with­in those hos­pi­tal dis­tricts where cas­es of coro­n­avirus infec­tions have occurred dur­ing the last two weeks.

Lat­er this week, we will pro­vide more infor­ma­tion about the mask rec­om­men­da­tions and the dis­tri­b­u­tion of breath­ing pro­tec­tion to low-income households.


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