The epidemic of internal medicine at Leiria hospital “is under control” – Region of Leiria

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The epidemic in the internal medicine department of the Santo André hospital in Leiria is under control, he told the Lusa source agency of the Centro Hospitalar de Leiria (CHL) on Thursday 10, to which belongs this unit.

According to the same source, at present, 18 professionals and 20 patients are infected, and five deaths and four hospital discharges have already been recorded.

According to a CHL source, the epidemic occurred on November 24 and all patients and professionals assigned to this service wing (3rd floor of the west tower of Santo André hospital) were tested.

The first tests confirmed the infection with SARS-CoV-2 in 16 professionals and 19 users.

The CHL stressed that “the situation is under control”.

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Since the epidemic was known, the hospital, “in collaboration with the health authorities and in accordance with the protocols in force”, has taken “all the appropriate measures to protect patients and professionals, such as risk assessment. all the professionals involved in this service wing ”.

The outbreak in Medicine II is now over, the same source said, revealing that the 23 infected professionals have all recovered.

In this department, 23 patients were also affected by the new coronavirus, of whom 12 died, 5 were discharged from the hospital and 6 are still hospitalized.

The epidemic in the pneumology hospital service is also over, according to the same source. Of the four users infected with SARS-CoV-2, three died and one was discharged.

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.

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