Soite’s coronavirus task group informs on the 5th of November 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.
One new coronavirus case has been confirmed in Soite’s area. The infection is connected to an earlier chain of infections and the infected person was already in quarantine. No new persons have been exposed to the virus.
Overall, 98 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Central Ostrobothnia hospital district during the whole pandemic. Link: updated situational picture.
An app is used to follow up the symptoms in COVID-19 patients who are in home isolation
Soite has begun using a mobile application to follow up persons who have COVID-19 and are in home isolation. The mobile application BuddyCare is used to gather information on how the symptoms in persons with COVID-19 develop during the home isolation. If the threshold values that professionals in health care have determined are exceeded when it comes to symptoms, the personnel at Soite’s infection prevention unit are notified about this on their own program, and the patient gets help for his/her symptoms at the right moment.
In addition to symptom check-ups, a person with COVID-19 can use BuddyCare to communicate with health care personnel, and the health care personnel can contact the patient via the app. The app gives persons with COVID-19 peace of mind as they know their health status is followed up electronically and as they know they can use the app to easily contact a professional in Soite if needed. The app can also be used to distribute important and current information for the users of the app. More information in the article.
Soite has actively made use of electronic channells during the coronavirus pandemic: it is possible to book an appointment for a coronavirus test via the Omaolo application, and it is possible to receive the results from a coronavirus test to one’s mobile phone. With the BuddyCare app, persons who have COVID-19 will also be able to use electronic services. The electronic services complement other ways of doing errands and care practises in Soite.