Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 8th 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

One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The infec­tion is relat­ed to the Skelleft­eå chain of infec­tion that we informed about this week­end. In rela­tion to the Skelleft­eå chain of infec­tion, dozens of peo­ple in Soite’s area have been placed in quar­an­tine in order to pre­vent fur­ther infections.

Employ­ees at North­volt who have returned to Fin­land from Skelleft­eå after Sat­ur­day the 23rd of Jan­u­ary 2021 are still urged to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing. In this excep­tion­al case, coro­n­avirus test­ing should be sought out even if one has no symp­toms. Going to a test is nec­es­sary even if a neg­a­tive coro­n­avirus test has been tak­en at the fac­to­ry or at the west­ern bor­der. In these cas­es, the inter­val between the tests must be at least 72 h. The coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic is wors­en­ing in Skelleft­eå and cas­es of the mutat­ed virus which orig­i­nates from Britain have been con­firmed at Northvolt’s factory.

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updated:

  • The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 21 (the previous number was 17)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 25.6 (the previous number was 21.8)
  • No patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
  • 0.6% of the coronavirus tests are positive. During week 5, 1400 people were tested for coronavirus in Soite.
  • The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 190
  • The traceability of chains of infection is 80% in the hospital district
  • The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: base level


Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the elder­ly are pro­gress­ing with­in Soite’s area. 84 per­cent of the res­i­dents and per­son­nel at around-the-clock care home units have now been vac­ci­nat­ed. Today, appoint­ment book­ing to coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions was once again opened for 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, e.g. spous­es) who live in the same house­hold. About 600 vac­cines have been reserved for this week’s mass vaccination.

The appoint­ment book­ing for the mass vac­ci­na­tions has once again had a busy start and many per­sons have con­tact­ed Soite by phone and online.  More per­son­nel has been added to the phone book­ing sys­tem. 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.

The coro­na vac­ci­na­tions of Soite’s per­son­nel have been paused this week, as the admin­is­tra­tion of vac­ci­na­tion was inter­rupt­ed in accor­dance with the guide­lines defined by nation­al vac­ci­na­tion expert group KRAR. The coro­na vac­ci­na­tion of per­son­nel will con­tin­ue anew next week.

You can fol­low how the vac­ci­na­tion pro­gress­es in the area with the help of Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor, which is updat­ed on Mon­day after­noons at the address:


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