CORONAVIRUS: it’s a new group in Lorena. The 84 residents of an Ehpad in Pulnoy, in Meurthe-et-Moselle, were again confined to their rooms after the discovery of five employees and 29 residents contaminated by the coronavirus and the death of a nonagenarian, it announced on Monday, August 10. «ARS du Grand Est.
“Of the total of 84 residents of the nursing home (accommodation establishment for dependent elderly people), an establishment of the mutual group Acoris, 29 have tested positive for Covid-19, as well as five professionals who work within the structure, out of a total than 60 employees, ”said the Regional Health Agency (ARS) in a press release.
According to the president of this Ehpad, “only four people have symptoms, all the others have no symptoms,” and no resident has been hospitalized. “A person over 90 years old, having presented a positive PCR test (nasal route, editor’s note) on August 6 and a negative PCR test on August 8, died on August 9,” the ARS reported.
Suspended family visits
After the confirmation of two cases of coronavirus on August 5 among residents, “the establishment took all measures aimed at isolating and protecting all neighbors” and “a collective review of all neighbors and organized employees was carried out” following two days, according to the ARS. “Given the magnitude of the positive results, it was decided (…) to re-analyze a certain number of samples by another laboratory,” reports the ARS.
The elderly limit themselves to “eating in the room, interrupting entertainment activities and suspending external interventions.” The families, whose visits have been suspended, have been informed of the situation, according to the ARS.
Increased “surveillance and () medical monitoring of patients” has been put in place, as well as “enhanced cleaning of facilities”.
In addition, a “census of people who visited residents in the last days, and external workers who visited the establishment” was organized, in order to transmit the contact details of these possible ‘contact cases’ to the’ Health Insurance in charge of ‘contact tracing,’ ”the ARS announced.
The asylum, located in a town of 5,000 inhabitants, “had not previously experienced positive cases among neighbors and employees,” according to the ARS.
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