Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 12th of August — six new cases

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group had a meet­ing on 12th of August 2021 to eval­u­ate the region­al sit­u­a­tion­al picture.

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

Six new coro­n­avirus infec­tions have been con­firmed in Soite’s area.

45 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area in the past 14 days and the inci­dence is cur­rent­ly 58/100 000 cit­i­zens in the area. No patients with COVID-19 are treat­ed at the moment at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, Soite’s infec­tion track­ing unit is under a con­sid­er­able work­load, which caus­es delays in con­tact­ing those who have been exposed. At the moment, 65% of the infec­tions can be traced in Soite’s area.

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sures has been updat­ed with the fol­low­ing information:

  • August 8th from 6.30 pm to 9 pm the gym SC ROC
  • August 9th from 6.30 pm to 9 pm the gym SC ROC

All pos­si­ble places where expo­sure to the coro­n­avirus may have occurred are list­ed on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site:

We ask those who have vis­it­ed a pos­si­ble expo­sure site to observe their symp­toms and to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if they only have mild symp­toms. If you have vis­it­ed a pos­si­ble expo­sure site but do not have any symp­toms, you do not need to con­tact Soite by phone. It is enough that you fol­low the coro­n­avirus instruc­tions i.e. reduce the num­ber of close con­tacts as much as pos­si­ble, avoid unnec­es­sary social gath­er­ings, are care­ful to use a pro­tec­tive mask, main­tain a safe­ty dis­tance of at least 2 meters and main­tain good hand hygiene. If you get even mild symp­toms, book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus testing.

Please seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you only have mild symptoms!

The coro­n­avirus is now wide­spread in the Soite area. Please seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing imme­di­ate­ly even if you have only very mild symp­toms. Com­mon symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus are e.g. fever, sore throat, cough, headache, mus­cle ache, tired­ness and dis­tur­bances when it comes to smell or taste. A coro­n­avirus test may be pos­i­tive even if only one or two symp­toms occur.

Please seek out test­ing even if you have already been vac­ci­nat­ed against the coro­n­avirus. A vac­ci­na­tion pro­tects against the severe form of the coro­n­avirus dis­ease, but a per­son who has been vac­ci­nat­ed may still become ill and infect others.

You can eas­i­ly book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing through the Omaolo ser­vice online or via Soite’s Coro­n­avirus Helpline 06 828 7499 / via the children’s hos­pi­tal, phone 06 826 4444.


The vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are now pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12 who live in Soite’s area. The walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing have been pop­u­lar and more of them are going to be orga­nized in the near future. On vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing you can come to your first coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion when it suits you best. We inform about vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing in more detail soon in Soite’s channels.

There are also a good num­ber of appoint­ments avail­able for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions. An appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion can be booked online or by phone.

  • Electronic booking online via the Omahoito service: is open 24/7.
    • You may book an appointment electronically via the Omahoito service if you have the codes that are needed for electronic identification (online banking codes or a mobile certificate). If electronic identification is not possible, an appointment should be booked by phone.
    • The Omahoito service is open 24/7. The days that still have appointments available are marked with green colour in the web calendar.
  • Appointment booking by phone for all age groups: 06 828 7488 is open on Tuesdays from 12 pm to 3 pm.
  • Appointment booking by phone for 12-15-year-old persons: 06 828 7488 is open on Monday 16th of August from 3 pm to 8 pm.

Why should I take the coro­n­avirus vaccine?

  1. Coronavirus vaccines give effective protection against serious forms of COVID-19.
  2. The vaccines also protect against the long-term effects of COVID-19, the so-called long COVID, which may cause prolonged tiredness, shortness of breath, cough and joint and chest pain.
  3. By taking the vaccine, you can protect not only yourself but also others. The coronavirus vaccination significantly reduces the secretion of the virus and its spreading from one person to another.
  4. The risks associated with the vaccine are significantly smaller than those associated with a coronavirus infection. Link: Information about the coronavirus vaccination
  5. With vaccinations, we can return to a more normal life and the need for restrictions is reduced. Everyone who decides to take the vaccine makes a difference.

You can fol­low how the progress of the vac­ci­na­tions in the area with the help of Soite’s coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor, which is updat­ed on Mondays.

Stop the spread of the coronavirus

  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing early and even if you have only very mild symptoms
  • Use a face mask – a strong recommendation on the use of face masks is in effect in Soite’s area.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Cough into your sleeve or into a tissue
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
  • Take the coronavirus vaccine when it’s your turn

You and I are respon­si­ble for our health!


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