Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 11th of Jauary 2021

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group has a meet­ing on Mon­days, Thurs­days and when need­ed and it updates the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture. The pre­pared­ness is in accor­dance with plan.

One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The chains of infec­tion have been traced and those exposed have been mapped. No patients with COVID-19 are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updated:

  • The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 6
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 7.7
  • 0.2% of the coronavirus tests are positive.
  • The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 157
  • The traceability of chains of infection is 80% in the hospital district
  • The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: acceleration stage

Accord­ing to the changed rec­om­men­da­tions by the Finnish Insti­tute of Health and Wel­fare, Soite has updat­ed its region­al age rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing pro­tec­tive masks: pro­tec­tive masks are rec­om­mend­ed för every­one over 12 years of age. In pri­ma­ry school the use of pro­tec­tive masks is rec­om­mend­ed from grade 6 up. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion Finnish Insti­tute of Health and Welfare’s web site and Soite’s coro­na web­site.

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions have begun at Soite’s depart­ments. Dur­ing feb­ru­ary, Soite will receive coro­n­avirus vac­cines every oth­er week.

A small num­ber of flu vac­cines have been returned to Soite, and thus flu vac­ci­na­tions for the elder­ly and for mem­bers of risk groups can be con­tin­ued. We ask elder­ly peo­ple and risk groups to con­tact their own health cen­ter to book appoint­ments for flu vac­ci­na­tions. The flu vac­cine is par­tic­u­lar­ly impor­tant: if you con­tract both dis­eases (the flu and the coro­n­avirus) at the same time, you are at a con­sid­er­ably greater risk of seri­ous illness.


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