Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on August 19th 2021 — sev­en new infections

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group had a meet­ing on 19th of August 2021 to eval­u­ate the region­al sit­u­a­tion­al picture.

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

Sev­en new coro­n­avirus infec­tions have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. Some of the new infec­tions were found in per­sons who were already in quar­an­tine, but some of the new infec­tions are infec­tions that are being inves­ti­gat­ed. How­ev­er, no new expo­sure places are known at this time.

63 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area in the past 14 days and the inci­dence is cur­rent­ly 81/100 000 cit­i­zens in the area. At the moment, 78% of the infec­tions can be traced in Soite’s area. No patients with COVID-19 are treat­ed at the moment at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

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

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 pro­gress­ing well in Soite’s area! Vac­ci­na­tions are now pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12 who live in Soite’s area! So far 40.2% of the newest tar­get group, res­i­dents aged 12 to 15, have been vac­ci­nat­ed – it’s great that the young peo­ple in the area have been so dili­gent about get­ting vaccinated!

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.

The inter­val between the first and sec­ond dose of coro­n­avirus vac­cine is short­ened in the Soite area from 12 weeks to 8 weeks. Soite is prepar­ing appoint­ment-free walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days where those who are in turn for the sec­ond vac­cine dose may receive it. Read more in our sep­a­rate bul­letin. We will inform you more about the appoint­ment-free walk-in days for the sec­ond vac­cine dose later.

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.

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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