Outbreak in the post offices of Caldas da Rainha with 14 people infected – Leiria region


Fourteen workers at Correios station in Caldas da Rainha in Leiria district are infected with covid-19, the public health coordinator of the West North Health Center Group said today, Friday.

Jorge Nunes told Lusa news agency that the outbreak started a week ago, after testing 61 workers, 14 of whom tested positive for covid-19.

The positive cases are in prophylactic isolation recovering at home, and the station is working with the remaining employees, he said.

At das Caldas da Rainha Hospital, where an outbreak with four patients and three infected workers was announced yesterday, Thursday, today has a second outbreak of covid-19, with 16 patients infected.

All affected patients and workers in the affected departments are being tested, Centro Hospitalar do Oeste (CHO) announced on Friday.

The “new outbreak” was revealed by CHO in a statement confirming that “16 patients are infected” and announces that “several results are still awaited, which will be known shortly”.

Contacted by the Lusa agency, the president of the board of directors (CA) of the CHO, Elsa Baião, explained that “some tests are still in progress”, since the epidemic consists of testing “a total of 101 professionals and 53 users “.

In the statement, CHO states that “patients [infetados] are transferred to Covid hospital areas ”and that“ all the rules imposed by the health authority ”are respected,“ the disinfection of services is carried out, so that the hospital remains a safe place for the provision of care ”.

Compared to the first outbreak, 11 patients and 60 professionals have been tested and the number of infected people has now risen to six patients and four professionals.

Covid-19: Hospital das Caldas da Rainha with seven infected people

“Despite the constraints resulting from the situations described, the services of the Hospital Center are assured and functioning”, guarantees the AC in the press release, calling on users “to continue to go to the hospital, whenever their clinical situation requires it. demand, whether for scheduled acts or in an emergency regime ”.

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Since the start of the pandemic last March, CHO has hired 148 new professionals “to deal with the increased activity imposed by the diagnosis and treatment of the pandemic” and, according to the AC, “continues to make every effort to hire more professionals, which will increase the response capacity of the health services and guarantee the provision of care adapted to the needs of the population ”.

The Centro Hospitalar do Oeste integrates the hospitals of Caldas da Rainha, Torres Vedras and Peniche, having an area of ​​influence made up of the populations of these three municipalities and those of Óbidos, Bombarral, Cadaval, Lourinhã and part of the municipalities of Alcobaça and Mafra. In total, it serves nearly 300,000 users.

Since the start of the pandemic, Caldas da Rainha has recorded 619 confirmed cases, of which 116 are active, 494 cured and nine people have died, according to the latest epidemiological bulletin published by the Inter-municipal Community of the West, to which this municipality belongs to. Leiria district. .

Epidemic in the house of Peniche with three dozen infected

The epidemic at the Serra d’El Rei Association for Seniors, in Peniche, has grown from around 10 to three dozen infected people, the public health coordinator of the Cluster of Health Centers West North said on Friday.

Jorge Nunes told Lusa news agency that although three dozen people in the household have been infected, the epidemic “is completely under control”.

On November 18, there were a dozen infected people in the facility, said the mayor of Peniche, Henrique Bertino at the time.

The epidemic began among infected employees and users.

The first infected workers exhibited symptoms, which led to authorities testing all users and employees, with the remaining positive cases asymptomatic.

Users were separated due to a positive or negative test, and employees with positive results were replaced.

Since the start of the pandemic, Peniche has recorded 408 confirmed cases, of which 110 are active, 291 cured and 7 dead, according to the epidemiological bulletin disseminated by the Inter-municipal community of Oeste, to which this municipality of the district of Leiria belongs.

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