Two new coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Soite’s area
Two new coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Soite’s area. The infections are connected to an earlier chain of infections. The infected persons were already in quarantine. No new persons have been exposed to the virus.
More infections have been confirmed during this week in Soite than during the previous week (in all, three infections during week 43 and now in all, six infections week 44). At the same time, the citizens in the area have sought testing more seldom than before. Soite’s chief of infectious diseases Marko Rahkonen appeals to the citizens that they come for testing early on and even if they have only mild symptoms. When the infections are confirmed early on, widespread chains of infection can be prevented. The coronavirus situation can change very quickly and thus it is important to seek out testing early and even if one only has mild symptoms.
Overall, 91 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Central Ostrobothnia hospital district during the whole pandemic. Link: the updated situational picture.
It is also possible to come for testing via the electronic Omaolo service
You can contact Soite’s infection reception by filling in the coronavirus symptom check-up in the Omaolo service (omaolo.fi). If your symptoms require it, your contact information can be conveyed to Soite. Alternatively, you can book a time yourself via Omaolo to a drive-in testing site. 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.
Everyone can help prevent infections
A broader recommendation on the use of face masks is in effect in Soite’s area. A face mask is one method of preventing the spread of coronavirus infections.
It is still of utmost importance to:
- maintain social distances of 1–2 meters anytime this is possible
- practice good hand hygiene
- cough into one’s sleeve or into a disposable handkerchief
- avoid touching one’s face
- avoid public places if one has symptoms.