The outbreak was detected after seven employees at Lar da Nossa Senhora da Misericórdia, in Chaves, in the district of Vila Real, had symptoms of covid-19 and three had tested positive, explained provider Jorge Pinto de Almeida.
After testing the entire Residential Structure for the Elderly (ERPI), the results known on Monday identified 18 positive users (out of 28) and 11 more employees, adding up to 32 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
“We isolated the 18 positive users, who are in the same place where they were already and, together with the disinfection company with whom we already worked, we proceeded to disinfect all the equipment. The ten users who are not infected are isolated from these, ”he said.
Jorge Pinto de Almeida also pointed out that none of the infected people are in a serious condition and that “they were all asymptomatic”, with the outbreak being detected after the symptoms in the employees.
The provider of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Chaves also guaranteed that until now there is no need for reinforcement of personnel.
This is because “employees who were on vacation” interrupted them “to return to work”.
“We are making substitutions so as not to fail to provide the necessary care,” he assured.
With five ERPIs in the municipality of Chaves, Santa Casa da Misericórdia will test the remaining equipment despite the absence of symptoms in users or employees, added the official.
According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Alto Tâmega e Barroso Public Health Unit on Monday, the county of Chaves recorded 434 active cases of covid-19 and an ‘attack rate’ in the last 14 days of 1192.1 cases per hundred thousand population.
The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 1,397,322 deaths resulting from more than 59.2 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 4,056 people died from 268,721 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.
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