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.