Three new cas­es of coro­n­avirus infec­tion have been con­firmed in Soite’s area — region­al coro­na rec­om­men­da­tions remain unchanged

Three new cas­es of coro­n­avirus infec­tion have once again been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The chains of infec­tion have been traced and those exposed have been placed in quarantine.

Cur­rent coro­na sta­tis­tics in Soite’s area are as follows:

  • The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 9 (the previous number was 3)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 11.5 (the previous number was 3.8)
  • 0.6% of the coronavirus tests are positive.
  • The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 164
  • The traceability of chains of infection is 80% in the hospital district
  • The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: base level

We would like to heav­i­ly stress that you should go test your­self even if you have only mild symp­toms indica­tive of a coro­n­avirus infec­tion, and that you should do this imme­di­ate­ly when symp­toms appear.

We would also like to firm­ly stress that facial masks should be used in accor­dance with rec­om­men­da­tions. By using a mask, you help lim­it the spread of the dis­ease and you also sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce the num­ber of peo­ple exposed to the coronavirus.

The use of masks is rec­om­mend­ed for per­sons aged 12 and older:

  • in public spaces, such as stores and in other places outside the home
  • when using public transport and when in a car together with people who belong to a risk group
  • at upper secondary institutes (vocational training and upper secondary school) and universities of applied sciences and universities in the region
  • when going to coronavirus tests
  • when returning to Finland from a risk country
  • you can also use masks in other situations if it is impossible to maintain safety distances.

Region­al direc­tives and rec­om­men­da­tions remain unchanged

Cen­tral Ostrobothnia’s region­al COVID-19 author­i­ty task group gath­ered on Wednes­day 20th of Jan­u­ary 2021 to eval­u­ate the region­al sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture as well as the region­al direc­tives and rec­om­men­da­tions. The direc­tives  and rec­om­men­da­tions remain unchanged and in force until 14th of Feb­ru­ary 2021.

Rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing recre­ation­al activ­i­ties for chil­dren and young peo­ple remain unchanged, which enables these to con­tin­ue as long as they observe safe­ty fac­tors and keep group sizes below 20 indi­vid­u­als. Recre­ation­al activ­i­ties for chil­dren and young peo­ple such as games and com­pe­ti­tions, e.g. ski­ing com­pe­ti­tions, can be arranged as long as no audi­ence is present.

The author­i­ty task group has its next meet­ing on Wednes­day 27th of Jan­u­ary 2021.

Stop the spread of the coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Cough in your sleeve or in a tissue
  • Keep a distance to other people
  • Use a mask
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing early and even if you only have mild symptoms
  • Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
  • When it’s your turn, take the coronavirus vaccine.

It is impor­tant to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you only have mild symptoms!

Con­tact us electronically:

You can con­tact Soite’s infec­tion recep­tion by fill­ing in the coro­n­avirus symp­tom check-up in the Omaolo ser­vice at: If your symp­toms require it, your con­tact infor­ma­tion can be con­veyed to Soite or you can book a time your­self via the Omaolo ser­vice to the dri­ve-in test­ing site. The link for mak­ing a book­ing is offered after the symp­tom check-up has been filled in, if your symp­toms require a coro­n­avirus test.

Con­tact us by phone:

The coro­n­avirus helpline is open on week­days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on week­ends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., phone 06 828 7499 (adults, over 16-year-old per­sons who are ill). Soite’s pae­di­atric emer­gency clin­ic is open around the clock 24/7, phone 06 826 4444 (for per­sons younger than 16 who are ill). I you require urgent care, call Soite’s com­mon emer­gency clin­ic (i.e. yhteispäivystys/samjouren), phone 116 117.


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