Two dead in a coronavirus outbreak in a nursing home in La Bisbal d'Empordà

33 of the 55 residents have been infected, most of them without symptoms

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Two elderly people in the corridors of a nursing home, in an archive image.

BarcelonaAn outbreak in the nursing home Zoilo Feliu in La Bisbal d'Empordà (Baix Empordà) has caused two deaths and has affected 33 of the centre's 55 residents, most of whom are asymptomatic, as reported by ACN. As for the workers, five of the 56 professional staff have tested positive. The outbreak was detected on April 26 and the two deaths have occurred among elderly people with previous pathologies. On Monday, 23 of the infected residents had overcome the disease and are now no longer in isolation.

At the moment there are eight infected users, one of whom has had to be hospitalised. In the next few days a new screening will be carried out among residents who tested negative in order to continue to make progress in the isolation of the centre. The Department of Health and the Public Health Agency are monitoring and controlling the outbreak, along with the centre management and the Basic Health Care Team of La Bisbal d'Empordà, which is responsible for the clinical monitoring of residents.