Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 17th of June 2021 — no new coro­n­avirus cases

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group has a meet­ing on Thurs­days. The pre­pared­ness is in accor­dance with plan.

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The lat­est coro­n­avirus case was con­firmed on Tues­day 8th of June 2020. The region­al inci­dence is cur­rent­ly 7.7/100 000 cit­i­zens in 14 days. One per­son who has been infect­ed with the coro­n­avirus is cared for at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

In accor­dance with the deci­sion by the group of author­i­ties, Soite’s area trans­fers to the base­line when it comes to the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic (more infor­ma­tion in the mes­sage from yes­ter­day).As a pre­cau­tion, rec­om­men­da­tions on gath­er­ings are still in effect until Wednes­day 23rd of June 2021 and are assessed again at that date.  All the region­al reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area are list­ed on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site.

We ask all who have even just mild symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing. One should not move out­side the home even if one only has mild symptoms!


The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing well in Soite’s area. The vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 16.

There are a rel­a­tive good num­ber of vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments avail­able and more are added all the time as soon as the time of arrival of new vac­cines is con­firmed. The goal is to add appoint­ments for at least one week at a time. If you book an appoint­ment now, the sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion is giv­en after 12 weeks. An effec­tive pro­tec­tion against a coro­n­avirus infec­tion is then achieved in the autumn (more infor­ma­tion on the effi­ca­cy of vac­cines on THL’s web­site). The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions take us towards a more nor­mal life — one vac­ci­na­tion at a time! A vac­cine gives you pro­tec­tion against the seri­ous forms of the coro­n­avirus dis­ease and if you are vac­ci­nat­ed you help pro­tect others.

An appoint­ment for a vac­ci­na­tion can be booked online on the web in Soite’s Oma­hoito ser­vice.

The tele­phone book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions opens again on Tues­day 22nd of June 2021 at 12 pm and more appoint­ments are also opened in the elec­tron­ic Oma­hoito ser­vice on Tues­day at 12 pm Vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments are added to the elec­tron­ic appoint­ment book­ing even at oth­er times if appoint­ments are can­celled or if the num­ber of vac­cines sud­den­ly increas­es. The Oma­hoito ser­vice is open 24/7. The days that still have appoint­ments avail­able are marked with green colour in the web calendar.

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

The Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL rec­om­mends that vac­ci­na­tions are begun for 12–15-year-old ado­les­cents who belong to a risk group (more infor­ma­tion in the press release by THL in Finnish). Prepa­ra­tions are made for this in Soite and we will inform lat­er about when vac­ci­na­tions begin for this group.

Changes in Soite

Soite’s gyms at Honka­har­ju and Kuusikumpu are opened on Mon­day 21st of June 2021. Coro­n­avirus safe­ty is tak­en into account through instruc­tions, clean­ing, by fol­low­ing hygiene instruc­tions and keep­ing safe distances.

Wards at the cen­tral hos­pi­tal and gen­er­al med­i­cine wards may be vis­it­ed dur­ing vis­it­ing hours in groups of at most 2–3 per­sons if coro­n­avirus safe­ty is tak­en into account.

Link: the updat­ed list on the changes in Soite can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site.


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