Balance of deaths in residences, April 9, 2020




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Álava has registered 7 new deaths in residences (95 in total) and in Gipuzkoa there have been another 5 fatalities (56 in total).

The City Council of Galdakao has announced today that at least twelve elders of the residence Domusvi Aperribai have died as a result of coronavirus and others five have been admitted in state grave.

The Consistory has ensured that this balance corresponds to the information provided by the center on April 2, although it has said that, from unofficial sources, it has learned that they have died in this center fourteen seniors.

In addition, the Consistory, which has censured the “worrying” situation of the Galdakao residences and the “opacity” that marks this crisis in them, has pointed out that there have been other deaths of the elderly due to coronavirus in residences that have stated that they do not have had no deaths.

The day April 2, there was in the residence Domusvi Aperribai, 48 seats, a total of 17 elderly people infected with coronavirus (in addition to the 5 deceased), which means that half of the residents were infected.

What’s more, fifteen workers from this residence were on leave, of which two maintained “clear symptoms” of suffering from the virus.

On the other hand, a total of 95 users of the Alava residences have died with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, after the death of 7 more people, according to the balance made public by the Diputación de Álava.

Of the new deaths, 4 died in the hospital and the other 3 in the residences, as detailed by the regional entity in a press release in which it has also specified that most of the deaths recorded so far have occurred in centers hospitals, a total of 53, and the remaining 42 in residences.

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In actuality there are 377 residents infected with coronavirus. Residential centers have referred 33 of these people to hospitals due to their serious health condition and are in charge of caring for the remaining 344.

As to Gipuzkoa, five other older people have passed away in the residences, with which the deceased amount to 56. In addition, other 16 new positives and the infected are located in 281. A total of nine have recovered, as reported this Thursday by the Guipuzcoan Provincial Council.

In total, in the 65 residences in the territory, where 5,425 elderly people are cared for, there are 281 who have tested positive and 56 have died. The latest deaths have occurred in the Iturbide residences in Arrasate, San José de Ordizia, Iurreamendi de Tolosa and Berra de Donostia. In addition, 31 people have been transferred to the Red Cross center in San Sebastián and 27 remain hospitalized.

Follow the recommendationss in the face of coronavirus from the health authorities. In the face of fake news, pay attention only to official sources. If you live in the CAV and have symptoms, call your usual health center; the 900 20 30 50 of the Health Council will serve people by offering information and solving doubts about the coronavirus. If you live in Navarra, call the telephone number Health Council: 948 290 290. Remember, the most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is hand washing; The masks are only recommended if you have symptoms or have contact with the elderly or immunosuppressed.


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