Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 1st of Feb­ru­ary 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.

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

Two new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The chains of infec­tion have been traced and no new expo­sures have occurred, as those infect­ed were already in quarantine.

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: 21 (the previous number was 16)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 25.6 (the previous number was 20.5)
  • 0.8% of the coronavirus tests are positive.
  • The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 179
  • The traceability of chains of infection is 80% in the hospital district
  • The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: base level

Dur­ing week 4, 1300 coro­n­avirus tests were done in Soite. It is very impor­tant that you seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing ear­ly, even if you have only mild symp­toms, so that the chains of infec­tion do not begin to spread!


Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing with­in Soite’s area. Cur­rent­ly, per­son­nel and elder­ly res­i­dents at Soite’s around-the-clock care home units for the elder­ly are being vac­ci­nat­ed. Addi­tion­al­ly, Soite’s crit­i­cal per­son­nel that per­form coro­na-relat­ed work are cur­rent­ly being giv­en their sec­ond dose of the coro­na vaccine. 

Today, appoint­ment book­ing for mass vac­ci­na­tion of the pop­u­la­tion in Soite’s area against the coro­n­avirus was opened. Appoint­ment book­ing for the first mass vac­ci­na­tion group (elder­ly per­sons above the age of 80 who live at home as well as infor­mal care­givers and oth­er elder­ly per­sons who live in the same house­hold) was opened 10 am this morn­ing and all vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment times were filled by 1 pm. Vac­ci­na­tions begin in Soite on Thurs­day 4th of Feb­ru­ary 2021.

The appoint­ment book­ing was con­tact­ed a record num­ber of times. Dur­ing the first hour, the appoint­ment book­ing for the coro­na vac­ci­na­tion was con­tact­ed almost 2000 times. Only about 300 vac­cine dos­es will be avail­able dur­ing the first mass vac­ci­na­tions due to the small sup­ply of coro­na vac­cines nation­al­ly. Thus, there are cur­rent­ly not enough vac­ci­na­tions appoint­ments for everyone.

There were some tech­ni­cal chal­lenges in the appoint­ment book­ing due to the great num­ber of phone calls. The elec­tron­ic appoint­ment book­ing ran more smooth­ly and we rec­om­mend that you book your appoint­ment online if possible.

Dur­ing the appoint­ment book­ing, per­sons are also placed in queue. It is pos­si­ble to come to a coro­na vac­ci­na­tion from the queue if some­one can­cels their appoint­ment or if the vac­cine bot­tles yield more dos­es than expect­ed. Those wait­ing in the queue for their turn will be per­son­al­ly con­tact­ed on the day of the vac­ci­na­tion if the vac­ci­na­tion can be done that day.  A per­son who is wait­ing in the queue does not have to book a new vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment; instead, they will be con­tact­ed by Soite and offered a vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment placed in the fol­low­ing vac­ci­na­tion week.

Appoint­ment book­ing for next mass vac­ci­na­tion against coro­na will be opened at the start of next week and we rec­om­mend that you fol­low Soite’s infor­ma­tion about the specifics of the timetable. Next week more coro­n­avirus vac­cines will be avail­able than this week. You can book an appoint­ment to any of the coro­na vac­ci­na­tion sites.

You can fol­low how the vac­ci­na­tion pro­gress­es in the area with the help of Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor, which is updat­ed on Mon­days at the address:


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