Epidemic passed in the social district of Pombal – Region of Leiria


The covid-19 epidemic in the Margens do Arunca social district in Pombal, which has infected 47 people, is over, the Chamber said today.

“The community can start its normal life, those who were tested on the 17th [de novembro]», Said the adviser in the field of social development and health, Ana Cabral, during the press conference of the municipality of Pombal on the evolution of the pandemic of the new coronavirus in the municipality.

Ana Cabral said that, according to information she obtained at 6:30 p.m. Thursday from Public Health, there are four active cases in this neighborhood.

According to the city councilor, the epidemic “is under control, is out of date”.

At the same conference, the mayor of Pombal, Diogo Mateus, said that the municipality has 214 active cases of covid-19, expressing the expectation that the municipality, considered at very high risk (for having had between 480 and 960 cases of covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants) in the last assessment, it can go down to the high level (more than 240 and up to 480 cases per 100,000 inhabitants).

“And, with this circumstance [descida do nível de risco], obtain the regularization of the functioning of our business and lift the restrictions ”, declared the mayor.

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Diogo Mateus added that in institutions where cases of the new coronavirus have been detected, “everything is stable” and there are no “particularly critical situations, which is good news”.

On November 20, Diogo Mateus explained that the social district of Margens do Arunca “has 55 houses, where around 220 people live”, 47 of whom were infected on that date.

According to the president of this commune, the first case in this district “will have been detected in the second week” of November, after having carried out “214 tests, including 47 positive”.

Considering on this date that “the level of contagion is tight”, Diogo Mateus underlined “the very strict respect” of residents in terms of home confinement.

“They themselves understood that there were no sales conditions at fairs. Therefore, they self-regulate not to do it, ”said the then mayor.

Photo: Joaquim Dâmaso

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