Information on the 19th of April 2021 on the situational picture in Soite’s area when it comes to the coronavirus epidemic
The current situation of infection
No new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Soite’s area. The latest coronavirus case was confirmed on the 12th of April 2021.
The key figures in the situational picture have been updated:
- The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 5 (the previous number was 12)
- The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 6.5 (the previous number was 15.4)
- No patients with COVID-19 are treated at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
- 0.2% of the coronavirus tests are positive. During week 15, 1300 coronavirus tests were taken in Soite.
- All recent cases have been traced to 100%.
- The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: base level
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 60 and 18–64-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.
The telephone booking for coronavirus vaccinations opens again on Tuesday 20th of April 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.
On Tuesday 20th of April, approximately 2000 vaccines become available in the booking system, and at this point, about 4000 persons have the right to a vaccination in Soite’s area.
The information about vaccinations has now been updated in Soite’s corona vaccination indicator. All the information about vaccinations in Soite’s area during week 15 has not registered in the vaccination map of The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL, but Soite’s corona vaccination indicator is up to date.
In all, 32.7% of the citizens in Central Ostrobothnia health care district have now received their first vaccine dose. When it comes to persons over the age of 70, 90% have received their first vaccine dose. Soite’s area has about 10 820 citizens who are 16–69 years old and belong to risk group 1 or 2 and 63% of the persons in this group have now received their first vaccine dose.
According to a preliminary plan, the coronavirus vaccinations continue in different age groups with five-year intervals. Each age group consists of about 5000 persons in Soite’s area. Please follow Soite’s channels on the web and on social media as well as the local media in order to see when your age group has the right to a vaccination!
Safety measures against the coronavirus must be remembered even after vaccination — use of face masks will continue
After vaccination it is still important to maintain social distancing, to practise good hand and coughing hygiene, to use face masks when social distancing is not possible, to be tested when symptoms emerge, and to follow other instructions in fighting the coronavirus.
This is necessary because we do not have enough information about how effectively the vaccine prevents transmission. Guidelines are amended as new information emerges, but at this time the same recommendations apply to both vaccinated persons and those not protected by vaccination. This is in line with the precautionary principle.
After the start of vaccinations, it will still take a long time before immune protection at the population level is achieved and the epidemic has been defeated.
Everyone can help in the fight against the coronavirus and other infectious diseases by practising good hand hygiene and by coughing, sneezing, and blowing their nose correctly. This is why these practices are always important.
If you have symptoms, you should stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing without delay!
Please seek out coronavirus testing immediately even if you have only mild symptoms. 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. Link: How to book an appointment for a coronavirus test
You usually get an appointment for a coronavirus test for the same day. The coronavirus test result will be sent automatically to your mobile phone as a text message if you have agreed to this. You can also check your result in the Omakanta service. You have to stay in quarantine at home until you receive the test result.