Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 25th of Jan­u­ary 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

No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The lat­est pos­i­tive coro­n­avirus infec­tion in the area was con­firmed on Sat­ur­day 23rd of Jan­u­ary 2021.

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: 10 (the previous number was 9)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 12.8 (the previous number was 11.5)
  • 0.7% of the coronavirus tests are positive.
  • The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 167
  • The traceability of chains of infection is 80%
  • The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: base level

Dur­ing week 3, 1100 peo­ple were test­ed for coro­n­avirus 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. So far, about 45 % of these indi­vid­u­als have been vac­ci­nat­ed. Fimea and the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare close­ly fol­low up on the adverse effects and safe­ty of the coro­n­avirus vac­cine – no sur­pris­ing adverse effects have occurred (read the mes­sage from Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare) (in Finnish).

Addi­tion­al­ly, Soite’s crit­i­cal employ­ees that per­form direct coro­na-relat­ed work are cur­rent­ly receiv­ing their sec­ond dose of the coro­na vaccine. 

Mass vac­ci­na­tions of the pop­u­la­tion will be orga­nized as soon as pos­si­ble when the avail­abil­i­ty of vac­cines enables this. Mass vac­ci­na­tions of elder­ly indi­vid­u­als old­er than 80 who live at home will like­ly start at the begin­ning Feb­ru­ary depend­ing on when vac­cines arrive in the area.

Soite will open vac­ci­na­tion sites around Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia accord­ing to the following:

  • Kokkola: Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7
  • Kälviä: The health station, Kälviäntie 24
  • Kaustinen and Veteli: Tunkkari’s health center, Mäntöläntie 2 and Pajala family center, Pajalantie 1
  • Perho: The health station, Vanhainkodintie 20
  • Kannus: Seurakuntatalo (the parish house), Valtakatu 13
  • Toholampi: Seurakuntakoti (the parish house), Lampintie 7
  • Kruunupyy: The health station, Säbråntie 1
  • Teerijärvi: The health station, Hörbyntie 2

You have to book time for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion before­hand before you can get the vac­cine. In the near future, Site will dis­trib­ute an infor­ma­tion bul­letin about the coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions to the house­holds in the region. Save the bul­letin and fol­low the progress of the vac­ci­na­tions in Soite’s chan­nels online and in social media so that you know when it’s your turn to get vaccinated.


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