Soite’s coronavirus task group informs on the 7th 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.
One new coronavirus case has been confirmed in Soite’s area. The chains of infection have been traced and those exposed have been mapped. No patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital. The number of coronavirus infections in Soite’s are during the past 14 days is 6 and the incidence of infections during the last 14 days is 7.7/100 000 citizens.
Coronavirus vaccinations have begun at Soite’s departments. Currently, frontline workers working in direct contact with coronavirus patients are being vaccinated. Vaccinations of the elderly as well as the personnel at Soite’s care home units will begin during weeks 3 and 4. The vaccinations at the care units cover about 2000 people.
The corona task group decided that the activity at Koivuhaka’s reception will remain limited until 7th of March 2021. This means that the doctor and nurse at the Koivuhaka reception will only receive patients who have pre-booked their appointments.
During its meeting, the corona task group issued the directive that the activity at laboratory test stations will be temporarily limited between January 18th 2021 and March 3rd 2021 as follows:
- The health station in Kälviä 3 days --> 2 days/week
- The health station in Teerijärvi 3 days --> 2 days/week
- The health station in Alaveteli 2 days --> 1 day/week
The decision is based on NordLab’s announcement that it will reduce laboratory test activity in Soite’s area in order to ensure the supply of personnel for the corona analytics. The reduction of activity at certain units is based on a previously made assessment of the volume of tests and the need for service at the units.