Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 4th 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

No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area nei­ther yes­ter­day nor today. The lat­est coro­n­avirus infec­tion was con­firmed on Tues­day 2nd of Feb­ru­ary 2021.

How­ev­er, a pos­si­ble case of expo­sure has occurred at Heinolankaari’s ABC ser­vice sta­tion on Wednes­day 27th of Jan­u­ary 2021 at 5 pm. We ask those who vis­it­ed the ABC ser­vice sta­tion at that time to observe them­selves for any symp­toms and quick­ly book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing even if they have only mild symptoms.

No patients with COVID-19 are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

Over the past 14 days, a total of 17 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite and the inci­dence of infec­tions dur­ing the last 14 days is cur­rent­ly 21.8 /100 000 citizens

The num­ber of coro­n­avirus infec­tions that have been con­firmed in Soite since the pan­dem­ic began is now 182.


Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the elder­ly are pro­gress­ing with­in Soite’s area. The vac­ci­na­tions at the around-the-clock care home units con­tin­ue and mass vac­ci­na­tions of the gen­er­al pop­u­la­tion began today 4th of Feb­ru­ary 2021 with elder­ly per­sons over the age of 80 who live at home as well as infor­mal care­givers and oth­er elder­ly per­sons (per­sons over the age of 70) who live in the same house­hold. The mass vac­ci­na­tion process at the vac­ci­na­tion sites has had a good start.

Appoint­ment book­ing for the mass vac­ci­na­tions next week will be opened on Mon­day 8th of Feb­ru­ary at 12 noon. The tar­get group is still the same, i.e. elder­ly per­sons above the age of 80 who live at home and their infor­mal care­givers as well as oth­er elder­ly per­sons (over the age of 70) who live in the same household.

You can book an appoint­ment for coro­na vac­ci­na­tion either elec­tron­i­cal­ly or by phone (link to instruc­tions). We are cur­rent­ly adding more per­son­nel to the phone line for appoint­ment book­ing and we hope that the line will not be as busy as the first time. The elec­tron­ic appoint­ment book­ing runs more smooth­ly and we rec­om­mend that you book your appoint­ment online if pos­si­ble. If an infor­mal care­giv­er or part­ner who lives in the same house­hold is to be vac­ci­nat­ed at the same time, the appoint­ment book­ing must be done by phone for both persons.

Appoint­ments can not be booked at the vac­ci­na­tion sites. Instead, an appoint­ment must be booked in advance by phone or online. The vac­ci­na­tion sites can, unfor­tu­nate­ly, also not accept forms on act­ing on behalf of anoth­er per­son (puoles­ta asiointi).

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:

Soite’s oper­a­tions dur­ing the coro­n­avirus epidemic

The spe­cial arrange­ments at Soite’s Treat­ment and Care units and Hand­i­cap Ser­vices will con­tin­ue until 28th of Feb­ru­ary 2021. This date fol­lows the same guide­lines as the cur­rent region­al coro­na rec­om­men­da­tions. Changes in Soite’s oper­a­tions are list­ed at:


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