The coronavirus situation in Ostrobothnia has stabilised after a small increase, but infections from abroad in particular are still steadily occurring. On Monday 12 July, the regional incidence rate was 11. The face mask recommendation has now been updated and will remain in force until 31 July.

The coronavirus situation in Ostrobothnia has varied a lot in recent weeks. New corona infections have occurred continuously, but they come mainly from abroad and their sources have been well traced.

On Tuesday 6 July, the Ostrobothnia Corona Coordination Group decided to update and continue the face mask recommendation until 31 July. The general recommendation for teleworking was no longer continued, but the group emphasises that employers can make their own guidelines regarding working from home.

The recommendations will be reconsidered at the next meeting of the Corona Coordination Group on Tuesday 27 July. The recommendations and restrictions are available on the website of Vaasa Central Hospital.

It is important to remember to wear a face mask in public indoor spaces

The Ostrobothnia Corona Coordination Group wishes to remind the population that the first dose of the corona vaccine does not yet provide full protection against the virus. The protection provided by the vaccine against severe forms of coronavirus infections only increases significantly with the second dose of the vaccine. Therefore, especially for those who do not have full vaccine protection, it is important to remember to wear a face mask in public indoor spaces. In addition, it is good to wear a face mask in all situations where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.

The group also wishes to remind the population that the vaccination times given should be adhered to regardless of the holiday season and that everyone would apply for vaccination.

Of those over 12 years of age living in Vaasa Hospital District, 73% have now received the first vaccination and 30% have received the 2nd vaccination.

7/13/2021 Redaktion_Toimitus