By Chris King •
Published: 05 Dec 2021 • 18:45
Covid infections among Malaga Regional Hospital staff now total 96.
The Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucia has announced the detection of an outbreak of Covid-19 at the Regional Hospital of Malaga. At the moment, it has affected 22 professionals at the health facility. Most of the workers who have been infected are asymptomatic, and all of them had already been vaccinated against the virus.
This outbreak was reportedly first detected a few days ago, which prompted tests to be conducted among workers at the hospital. As confirmed by health sources, and also from the regional Administration, this number of just over twenty tested positive. The bulk of those infected allegedly work in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
It is not yet known where the infections originated from, although sources consulted by malaghoy.es reportedly indicated the possibility that the outbreak had occurred last week during a celebratory Christmas meal held in a Malaga restaurant, allegedly attended by more than 100 people. All the attendees reportedly had antigen tests beforehand.
When a case of these characteristics is registered, the protocol establishes that workers must be isolated. They must then wait to receive the results of the tests to which they have been subjected.
Thus, a screening has been initiated at the facility, to detect any possible new infections among their close contacts, and other health workers. This is aimed at detecting asymptomatic positives, especially dangerous if they do not present symptoms of the virus.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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