Covid-19 cluster in the regional would reach 55 officials

The number of people infected with covid-19 in the Rafael Hernández hospital of the Social Security Fund Located in the district of David in the province of Chiriquí It reached 55 officials, revealed a source who added that the first cases occurred since the last week of May.

Within the officials who gave positive to Covid-19 there are doctors, technicians and administrative personnel, were quarantined once each of the cases was confirmed in compliance with the rules established for these cases.

The source pointed out that since the first cases occurred, the personnel who presented any suspicious symptoms were swabbed and that is how the cases were detected in this hospital.

On Thursday the medical director of the hospital, Rolando Caballero revealed to the media that it is about 30 officials and called them the cases as community contagion, noting that the cases occurred by people who go to the hospital could have infected the hospital staff.

He added that the entire outpatient area was cleaned and all visits to the hospital and all inter-hospital procedures were suspended since Wednesday.

“Only health personnel enter the hospital, because these cases have occurred by community contamination of COVID and for this reason we are preventing the entry of people to the hospital and telephone numbers have been established where the relatives of the patients can ask about their conditions, ”said Dr. Caballero.

I reiterate that there are no visits to the Rafael Hernández hospital until second order because the officials have been contaminated by people who go to the hospital.

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While in the province of Chiriquí, progress is being made with the process of the second dose against Covid-19 from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer to the population over 60 years of age, pregnant women, nursing mothers up to 6 months and teachers.

This phase started on Wednesday in the circuit 4-1 (David) and 4-2 (Barú) and will conclude tomorrow, Saturday and next week It can be continued in the rest of the circuits as developed in the first phase.

It is also kept on the grounds of the International Fair of David an express car where the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical vaccine is applied to those over 30 years of age who decide to apply it voluntarily.

To this is added an AstraZeneca vaccination post at the Daniel Octavio Crespo school in the Bugaba district and it is estimated that in the province of Chiriquí more than 13 thousand vaccines from this pharmaceutical company can be applied.

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