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 ( 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.

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