The Provincial Council of Bizkaia has encrypted this Thursday in 33 the number of elderly users of residences in the territory who died last March “with coronavirus and other multiple pathologies.”
The Basque Provincial Government, which until now had not provided data on the number of deaths among the elderly in nursing homes, as did the Provinces of Álava and Gipuzkoa, has reported today in a note that, of the 182 deaths of users of These centers registered last March, 33 were with coronavirus and other pathologies.
Regarding the situation in the residences, the Provincial Council explained that as of yesterday there was 159 users in the centers themselves with positive confirmed, 73 more than those there were on March 30, and another 63 elderly hospitalized also with coronavirus, 7 more.
There were also on April 1 a total of 64 residential workers with a confirmed positive, 33 more than two days before, and 338 workers in isolation, without confirmation of COVID-19, 36 more.
48 dead and 258 positive in Álava
In the homes for the elderly in Álava, another three deaths have been registered in the last hours, bringing to a total of 48 deaths from coronavirus in these centers since the pandemic began.
According to data provided this Thursday by the Alava County Council, the last three deaths have occurred in private residential centers.
Of the total number of deaths, 35 resided in private centers, 10 in provincial residences and 3 in municipal facilities. The majority, 35, have died in hospitals.
One of the residences is the one with the highest number of deaths, 19, while in another there have been 5 deaths among its users.
In all Alava residences, 258 positive cases of coronavirus have been recorded to date, of which 34 have been referred to hospitals due to their serious health.
In the residences for people with disabilities, 14 positive cases have been registered and 5 users are hospitalized.
18 deaths and 135 positives in Gipuzkoa
The number of people killed in the regional network of residences for the elderly already reaches 18, after accounting for four new deaths this Thursday from this virus, according to the Provincial Council, which has also accounted for another 18 infections in the last hours.
The provincial spokesperson, Eider Mendoza, explained in a press release that the four deaths correspond to people from the residences of Arangoiti de Beasain, Caser Residencial Anaka de Irun, and Iurreamendi de Tolosa (2).
In total, there are twelve residential centers that have a positive case, which in the group of centers of the regional network add up to 135 infected, of which 25 have been transferred to the facilities of the San Sebastián Red Cross, while others ten remain hospitalized.
20 deceased and 97 positive in Navarra
The number of deaths from coronavirus in nursing homes in Navarra currently stands at 20 people, which represents 13 more than the data released last week.
As reported at a press conference by the Minister of Social Rights, Carmen Maeztu, the positive cases of coronavirus in these residences amount to 97 people, to which a total of 292 professionals are added.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.