The outbreak of covid-19 detected in the Casa de São Pedro home in Alverca has already caused nine deaths, with 83 registered users and 49 infected workers, the Vila Franca de Xira City Council announced today.
In a statement, the municipality of Lisbon points out a situation regarding the homes in the municipality, also indicating that 22 users died in the Misericórdia de Alhandra home, as revealed this afternoon to the Lusa agency by the Lisbon Regional Health Administration. and Tagus Valley.
In this home, according to the Chamber, there are still 86 users and 30 infected workers.
“The evaluation of the Local Health Authority is that, in both cases, the established public health rules are being complied with, with the care of infected and non-infected users being duly safeguarded in each of the institutions, as well as as the working conditions are guaranteed to the respective workers ”, affirms the autarchy, in the same note.
The municipality, chaired by Alberto Mesquita (PS), says that the infected elderly who remain in these homes have been permanently monitored and that, whenever there are major complications of their health status, they are immediately referred to the hospital.
“As is well known, the population residing in these Residential Structures for the Elderly is composed of people of very old age, often with very serious pathologies, which unfortunately are aggravated by a covid-19 infection, which often leads to to a very rapid worsening of their health condition ”, he adds.
In the statement, the Vila Franca de Xira City Council still leaves a message of tranquility, especially for the population of Alhandra, stating that the outbreak in the Misericórdia household “does not represent a danger or an aggravated risk of community transmission, as all positive cases – users and workers – are fulfilling their period of isolation and are being properly monitored by the authorities ”.
“It is also clarified that the workers of this home who remain at the service of the institution and all users are scrupulously complying with all the protection and safety procedures, thus not constituting a risk of contagion”, he assures.
Portugal accounts for at least 3,762 deaths associated with covid-19 in 249,498 confirmed cases of infection, according to the latest bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
The country has been in a state of emergency since November 9 and until November 23, a period during which there is a mandatory curfew in counties with the highest risk of contagion and neighboring municipalities. The measure covers 191 counties.
During the week, the curfew must be respected between 23:00 and 05:00, while on weekends circulation is limited between 13:00 on Saturday and 05:00 on Sunday and between 13: 00 on Sunday and 05:00 on Monday.