Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 3rd of June 2021 — one new coro­n­avirus infection

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

Start­ing next week, we will inform about the coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion always on Mon­days, Wednes­days and Thurs­days. In oth­er words, we will no longer inform about the coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion dai­ly. We will inform about the coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion more often if needed.

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The infect­ed per­son was already in quar­an­tine. Two per­sons who have been infect­ed with the coro­n­avirus are cared for at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­n­ian Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal. Approx­i­mate­ly 100 per­sons are now in quar­an­tine in Soite’s area.

56 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area in the past 14 days and the inci­dence is cur­rent­ly 73/100 000 cit­i­zens in the area. 1% of the coro­n­avirus tests are positive.

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!

Safe par­ties — tips for organ­is­ers and participants

The approach­ing fes­tive sea­son and grad­u­a­tion par­ties may mean a risk of ris­ing coro­n­avirus cas­es. The rec­om­men­da­tions issued by the region­al health author­i­ties con­cern­ing pri­vate events must be fol­lowed when par­ties are arranged. In addi­tion to this, the same prin­ci­ples should be kept in mind as at oth­er times dur­ing the epi­dem­ic. The most impor­tant thing is to exer­cise good hand and cough­ing hygiene, to keep safe dis­tances, to use a face mask when need­ed and to make sure the Koron­av­ilkku coro­n­avirus app is func­tion­ing on the phone. One should seek out test­ing if one has even just mild symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus. If one has even just mild symp­toms, one should not go to par­ties and one should stay at home.

In addi­tion to the region­al epi­dem­ic sit­u­a­tion, prac­tices that sup­port coro­n­avirus safe­ty must be tak­en into account when attend­ing or organ­is­ing parties.

  • Organise a party only for your closest friends and family and consider staggering the arrival of guests.
  • If possible, hold parties outdoors.
  • If you have even just minor symptoms that indicate coronavirus, cancel the party or your participation in the party. Get tested immediately.
  • Exercise good hand and coughing hygiene. Guests should be reminded of washing their hands and be provided with sufficient amounts of hand sanitiser.
  • Remember to maintain sufficient safety distances even during parties.
  • Wear a face mask whenever possible.
  • Make sure the Koronavilkku application is downloaded on your phone and is activated.

More infor­ma­tion can be found in the press release by the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL.


The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing well in Soite’s area. Vac­ci­na­tions are now pro­gress­ing when it comes to all per­sons over the age of 30 and 16–64-year-old per­sons who belong to risk group 1 or 2 and have an ill­ness or con­di­tion that is very high­ly or high­ly pre­dis­pos­ing to severe coro­n­avirus dis­ease. Start­ing next Tues­day, 25–29-year-old per­sons may also book an appoint­ment for a vaccination.

The tele­phone book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions opens again on Tues­day 8th of June 2021 at 12 p.m. and more appoint­ments are also opened in the elec­tron­ic Oma­hoito ser­vice  on Tues­day at 12 p.m. 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.

There are tech­ni­cal prob­lems with the trans­fer of vac­ci­na­tion cer­tifi­cates to the My Kan­ta pages and not all infor­ma­tion is trans­ferred at the moment. If need­ed, you may ask your own health sta­tion for a vac­ci­na­tion certificate.

Changes in Soite

The list on changes in Soite due to the coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion has been updat­ed and the updat­ed infor­ma­tion can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site:


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