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16.11.2020

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 16th of Novem­ber 2020

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 infec­tion is con­nect­ed to the ear­li­er chain of infec­tions in the Kru­unupyy area, which we informed about for the first time on the 12th of Novem­ber 2020. The infec­tions start­ed to spread at a fam­i­ly event, which has now lead to 12 infections.

85 per­sons are at this moment in quar­an­tine in Soite’s area.

Vis­its are restrict­ed at all hous­ing units of 24-hour care in Kru­unupyy. Soite makes safe con­tact pos­si­ble, how­ev­er, with the help of plex­i­glass­es, bal­conies and video calls. Spe­cial arrange­ments now apply at the units Sol­går­den and Reg­n­bå­gen, which offer ser­vices for the dis­abled in the Kru­unupyy area. Com­bin­ing trans­ports that the trav­el ser­vice cen­tre arranges is pro­hib­it­ed in the Kru­unupyy area until the 23rd of Novem­ber 2020. Deci­sions on more detailed restric­tions in the Kru­unupyy area are made in the group of author­i­ties on Wednes­day the 18th of Novem­ber 2020.

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updated:

  • In the last 14 days, 18 infections have been confirmed. 
  • The incidence is currently 23/100 000 citizens in Soite’s area when it comes to the last 14 days.
  • Under 1% of the coronavirus tests are positive.
  • Over 80 % of the chains of infection are known.
  • Overall, 112 coronavirus infections have now been confirmed in Central Ostrobothnia hospital district during the whole pandemic.
  • Link: The updated situational picture   

The coro­n­avirus task group not­ed that mass expo­sures that could have led to exten­sive quar­an­tines and to a large num­ber of coro­n­avirus cas­es have been avoid­ed in the region thanks to con­sci­en­tious use of face masks. Face masks pre­vent the coro­n­avirus from spread­ing. Thank you for using a face mask and for prac­tis­ing good hand hygiene!

It is impor­tant to get test­ed even if one only has mild symptoms!

You can con­tact Soite’s infec­tion recep­tion by fill­ing in the coro­n­avirus symp­tom check-up in the Omaolo ser­vice at: https://www.omaolo.fi/?lang=en. If your symp­toms require it, your con­tact infor­ma­tion can be con­veyed to Soite. Alter­na­tive­ly, you can book a time your­self via Omaolo to a dri­ve-in test­ing site. The coro­n­avirus helpline is open on week­days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on week­ends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., phone 06 828 7499.

Every­one can help pre­vent infections

A broad­er rec­om­men­da­tion on the use of face masks is in effect in Soite’s area. A face mask is one method of pre­vent­ing the spread of coro­n­avirus infections.

Stop the coro­n­avirus from spreading:

  • Wash your hands
  • Cough into your sleeve or into a disposable handkerchief
  • Keep a distance to other people
  • Use a mask
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
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