Controlled outbreak in the residential house of Pombal da Cercipom – Region of Leiria


The covid-19 epidemic in the Pombal da Cercipom residential house, which has infected 39 people, including users and employees, is under control, said today the director general of the institution that supports the disabled people at the Lusa agency.

“In all, 39 people have been infected, 21 users and 18 employees. Among the employees, 15 have already recovered. We have unfortunately recorded the death of one of our users, ”said Preciosa Santos.

According to the general manager, “the users are already out from a medical point of view, they are therefore considered cured”, the epidemic being under control.

This mainly concerned the residential house in Pombal, but the employees and users of the Professional Activities Center (which works in the Cercipom headquarters building) were tested, which resulted in “one user and six positive employees, figures included in the global contagions of this epidemic, ”he explained.

Covid-19: CERCIPOM residential house in Pombal with 27 infected people

Preciosa Santos underlined that “Cercipom remains committed to the safety of the people with whom it works, users and employees, providing for this purpose all the necessary measures, namely the provision of personal protective equipment and the promotion of respect. of the rules of the general directorate of health. “.

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Thanking “the partners of Health, Câmara de Pombal and Social Security, who have always been available to help with what was necessary, in terms of physical and human resources”, the Director General also thanks “the people and entities local people who expressed their support and made themselves available for any eventuality necessary ”.

The outbreak in this house was known on November 19, then with 16 users and 11 employees infected with the new coronavirus.

The residential house in Pombal da Cercipom (the cooperative for the education and rehabilitation of disabled citizens of Pombal has another residential house in Guia) has 20 users, aged 20 to 65, and 15 employees.

Since the start of the pandemic in March, the municipality of Pombal has registered 753 cases of the new coronavirus, according to the latest bulletin from the Leiria District Civil Protection Commission, released at 12:38 a.m. today.

During the same period, 571 people have recovered from the disease and 24 deaths have been recorded.
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