Death toll from Covid-19 rises to 17 in Misericórdia de Viana do Alentejo – Society


The number of deaths in the outbreak of covid-19 in one of the buildings of the Lar da Misericórdia in Viana do Alentejo (Évora) increased to 17, the provider of the institution, Rui Pão Mole, told Lusa agency this Sunday.

The official explained today that, since the previous assessment made by Lusa, on the 20th, the total number of user deaths in this outbreak, which is active in the Rossio Building of this holy house of mercy, went from eight to 17.

In the past few days alone, four users have died from the disease caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, one on Friday and three on Saturday.

In addition to the 17 deaths directly related to the outbreak, the provider indicated to Lusa that “another user who had been infected with covid-19 and had already recovered ended up dying, due to other pathologies”.

“We continue to be harassed by a virus that does not give respite to our community”, lamented Rui Pão Mole, in a statement he published on the social network Facebook.

This outbreak of covid-19 in the Misericórdia de Viana do Alentejo infected a total of 62 elderly people, including those who died, and 20 employees.

Currently, one of the infected elderly is admitted to the Hospital of Espírito Santo de Évora (HESE) and the rest are at home, registering the institution, so far, 27 users and six recovered employees.

In the Zone of Concentration and Support to the Population (ZCAP) created in the locality of Aguiar, headquarters of one of the parishes in the municipality, there are “eight users” with negative results in the screening tests for SARS-CoV-2.

“Users who remain in the ZCAP are doing well, without any manifestation of suspicious symptoms so far,” he said.

At the Casa Pia Building, another part of Viana do Alentejo’s Misericórdia, where there are no cases of covid-19, “the situation remains stable and unchanged”, stressed the provider.

The first cases of covid-19 in this mercy were detected in late December.

The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,121,070 deaths resulting from more than 98.6 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 10,469 people died from 636,190 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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