Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 19th of Octo­ber 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.

Five new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area dur­ing the week­end. The chains of infec­tion are known and those that have been exposed to the virus have been con­tact traced and put into quarantine.

One patient with Covid-19 is cared for at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal. In all, 80 per­sons are now in home quar­an­tine and quar­an­tine in Soite’s area.

The inci­dence is cur­rent­ly 36/100 000 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. 28 coro­n­avirus infec­tions have been con­firmed in Soite’s area in the last two weeks. Over­all, 82 coro­n­avirus infec­tions have now been con­firmed in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia hos­pi­tal dis­trict dur­ing the whole pandemic.

We will be updat­ing the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture on on week­days at approx­i­mate­ly 12 p.m. even if no new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed on the pre­vi­ous week­day. We will inform about new coro­n­avirus cas­es as we have done so far: we will inform on Mon­days about cas­es that have been con­firmed dur­ing the week­end, unless the cas­es have led to mass expo­sure or require spe­cial mea­sures. If infec­tion clus­ters come to light, we will inform about the infec­tions as soon as pos­si­ble, both on week­days and on weekends.

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

Late­ly, approx­i­mate­ly 200 tests have been done per day in Soite’s area. We con­tin­ue to stress that it is impor­tant to get test­ed even if one only has mild symptoms!

You can con­tact Soite by fill­ing in the coro­n­avirus symp­tom check­er in the Omaolo ser­vice ( If your symp­toms require it, your con­tact infor­ma­tion can be con­veyed to Soite. Alter­na­tive­ly, you can book a time your­self via Omaolo to the dri­ve-in test­ing site in Kokko­la. 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.


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