Emergency in Serpa reopens on Monday with controlled Covid-19 outbreak

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Misericórdia de Serpa (district of Beja) announced today that the Emergency Service of Hospital de São Paulo (HSP), in that city, reopens on Monday, after the outbreak of covid-19 in the hospital unit has been “controlled”.

“The outbreak is fully controlled […], we will reopen the HSP Advanced Emergency Service, starting at 08:00 on Monday, ensuring the 24-hour service ”, explained Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Serpa, in a statement sent to the Lusa agency.

In the note, under the responsibility of the provider, António Sargento, and of the administrative desk of Santa Casa, in conjunction with the hospital’s board of directors, it is also mentioned that the urgency reopens with the “implementation of circuits and measures taking into account the guidelines of the competent entities, namely infection control ”.

The resumption of the service is still made “after a new test of all employees, thus ensuring that the reopening of the Advanced Emergency Service is of total confidence and with maximum security”, affirmed Misericórdia.


An outbreak of covid-19 in the hospital of Misericórdia de Serpa led to the temporary closure of the emergency, and the provider explained to Lusa, on the 9th, that all 15 patients hospitalized in the convalescence unit of the Hospital de São Paulo had been infected, as well as six employees. One of the users died.

At the time, António Sargento referred that the first cases in the convalescence and palliative care unit, which operates on the first floor of the building, had been detected near the beginning of the month.

In the statement released today, the institution explained that the outbreak affected the Integrated Continuous Care Unit and also the Advanced Emergency Service of the São Paulo Hospital and that the temporary closure “had as its true objective to implement measures so that safety and confidence in services ”Of the unit“ were assured ”.

This outbreak of covid-19 in the HSP was the second to affect the valences of Misericórdia de Serpa, after an outbreak at the institution’s home infected 92 people at the end of last year, including 75 users (15 dead) and 17 employees .

The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,394,541 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 108.5 million cases of infection, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 15,321 people died from 785,756 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.

Source: Renascença – Noticias by rr.sapo.pt.

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