The Leiria Hospital Center (CHL) today confirmed in Lusa that an epidemic was detected at the internal medicine department of the Santo André hospital, which affected 16 professionals and 19 users.
According to a CHL source, the epidemic occurred on November 24 and all the patients and professionals assigned to this service wing (3rd floor of the west tower of the Santo André hospital) were tested.
“At the moment, we have confirmed 16 professionals and 19 infected users. Four users died and one was released, ”revealed the hospital.
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The CHL stressed that “the situation is under control and, in conjunction with the health authorities and in compliance with the protocols in force, all the appropriate measures have already been taken to protect patients and professionals, such as risk assessment of all the professionals concerned. to this service wing ”.
This is not the first outbreak detected at Leiria hospital. On November 20, REGION OF LEIRIA reported that ten of the 23 patients admitted to Medical Service II who tested positive as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic detected at the end of October. At this date, there were still 23 professionals who had also contracted the coronavirus, 19 were already cured.
In addition to the Santo André hospital, in Leiria, the Leiria hospital center includes the Pombal hospital and the Bernardino Lopes de Oliveira hospital, in Alcobaça, with an area of influence of around 400,000 people.