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

Link: The region­al reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic.


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.

Link: Trans­mis­sion and pro­tec­tion – coro­n­avirus (The Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare, THL)

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.


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