Covid epidemic in Reina Sofia hospital in Murcia
Murcia Reina Sofía Hospital experienced a Covid-19 epidemic
At least 18 patients at Reina Sofia Hospital in Murcia have tested positive for Covid-19. This has been confirmed at 20minutes.es by Enrique Bernal, the facility’s Covid coordinator. According to his report, two wings of the fourth floor were affected.
“For the moment, it is under study. 18 positives have been confirmed, and several PCRs are pending, ”explained Bernal. Internal medicine patients were transferred to floors reserved for coronavirus patients. and their roommates have been quarantined.
Due to the epidemic and the isolations, a fourth Covid factory has been opened. This is located in the right wing of floors 4, 5, 6 and 7 and already accommodates people infected with the virus.
The hospital will now screen staff to determine if there are infections among its remaining professionals. “They will be PCR tested. If they are positive, they will be isolated, and if they are negative, they will continue to work, ”said Bernal.
As a precaution, the rehabilitation room has also been set up, in case patients with other illnesses need to be admitted. The preventive medicine and epidemiology services of the Murcia health service are investigating the origin of the epidemic.
Visits were subsequently banned and authorities informed family members that only in cases of absolute necessity that one person will be allowed to accompany patients.
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