Some 145 residents over 60 among those infected in recent outbreak

A total of 145 people over the age of 60 were infected in the latest community outbreak, health authorities said.

They are 92 people between the ages of 60 and 69, 39 people between the ages of 70 and 79, 10 people between the ages of 80 and 89 and four people between the ages of 90 and 100, including two elderly people who recently died.

The city reported its first fatal cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in early 2020 on Sunday, as two chronically ill elderly women died.

Due to the outbreak, local nursing homes have moved to a closed-loop preventative management regime, with all staff – including elderly users and staff members – not allowed to leave the hospital. institution and undergo regular testing.

According to the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center, 21 employees of the Conde de São Januário Hospital Center were among those infected, including a doctor, six nurses and a security guard from a surveillance company, the head of the contracting company and 13 cleaners. workers.

Following the Health Commission’s assessment of the relationship between the confirmed workers, no evidence of virus transmission in the hospital has been found

The Conde de São Januário Hospital Center has also implemented the strengthening of measures, including for all its workers and various health centers, including the monitoring and cleaning workers of the rewarded companies.

Health workers are now asked to bring a negative antigen test result on the day and a negative nucleic acid test result within 24 hours, with the results counting towards participation in mass testing rounds.

They must also wear a KN95/N95 mask during the entire working period, except when drinking or eating; they must eat alone, separated from other people; should reduce community activities as much as possible and not participate in activities without wearing a mask.

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