The number of deaths in the covid-19 outbreak in one of the buildings at Lar da Misericórdia in Viana do Alentejo (Évora) has increased to four and another 21 cases of infection were detected at the institution, the provider said today.
Speaking to Agência Lusa, the provider of this Santa Casa da Misericórdia, Rui Pão Mole, indicated that two users infected with the covid-19, a man and a woman over 85, died on Wednesday, one of them in the hospital in Évora and the other in the institution.
According to the official, these deaths are added to the other two, also from users of the Rossio do Lar building, which occurred on Sunday and Monday, so the total number of deaths in the institution rose to four.
Regarding the balance of the outbreak made to Lusa last Monday, the provider said today that 21 more cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus were detected, namely 17 users and four employees.
Of the 49 infected users, 47 are in the institution and two are admitted to the Hospital do Espírito Santo de Évora (HESE), said Rui Pão Mole, referring that the total number of cases among the employees is 12.
According to the official, nine users of this building of the Misericórdia home in Viana do Alentejo, who have already done several tests with negative results, were transferred to the Zone of Concentration and Support to the Population (ZCAP) created in the institution’s facilities in the parish of Aguiar.
The first positive case of covid-19 at Misericórdia de Viana do Alentejo it was that of a patient who regularly “treatments outside the institution”.
As for the outbreak of covid-19 at the Lar da Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Alcáçovas, also in the municipality of Viana do Alentejo, there was, on Wednesday, the 30th death among users of the institution, the provider told Lusa.
According to the official, one of the infected users has already recovered from the disease, remaining hospitalized for other pathologies, and another 17 “are already asymptomatic” and have “more than 20 days of infection”, so they “await a cure test”.
At home, there are still 41 users with covid-19, while three others are hospitalized, two at HESE and one at Portalegre hospital, he pointed out, indicating that of the 39 employees who were infected, five have recovered from the disease and the rest are in quarantine.
A pandemic covid-19 caused at least 1,979,596 deaths resulting from more than 92.3 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 8,384 people died from 517,806 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.
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