Residences for the elderly in Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa, free of coronavirus




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In Álava, active cases have been reduced by half and there are nine residents positive for covid-19.

The nursing homes of Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa have been free of covid-19 this Friday for the first time during the pandemic and thanks to the effect of the vaccines.

In Álava, the active cases in these centers have been reduced to nine, that is, nine less than the last data provided last Tuesday, when there were 18 residents positive for covid-19.

Two months after the start of the vaccination campaign in the 65 centers for the elderly of the regional network of Gipuzkoa, none of the more than 5000 users is infected.

Two months ago, when the first doses of the Pfizer BionTech vaccine In the residences, in the centers for the elderly in Gipuzkoa, there were 147 active cases of covid-19.

Until yesterday there were two infected users, one from the Bermingham residence in Donostia-San Sebastián and another from the San Juan de Dios center in Arrasate, but in the last hours both have been discharged.

Since the positives began again after the first wave, on August 11, 154 users of the network of residences in Gipuzkoa have died with covid-19 and 676 have recovered.

In Bizkaia Before the start of the vaccination, there were 147 positives and today they have been free of covid after the only infected resident was discharged, a user of the Miranda de Barakaldo Foundation.

However, there is still a user of the Biscayan residences hospitalized for covid-19 and among the workers there are 18 confirmed positives (seven less than last Tuesday) and another 35 (one more) in isolation without having tested positive.

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As in the previous days, no resident person has died from covid-19 since last Tuesday in Bizkaia.

In the network of residences in Bizkaia, made up of 154 centers with 10,748 places, 211 people have died from covid-19 since last August.

In Álava In recent days, nine people have overcome the coronavirus, four of them from the Roure residence, another four from the Yécora residence and one from the Zabalbide community house, a center that has now been virus-free.

According to regional sources, since the start of the second wave last summer, a total of 320 elderly residents have recovered from the disease. In that same period, 43 people have died in Álava as a result of the pandemic.

Follow the recommendationss in the face of coronavirus from the health authorities. If you live in the CAV and have symptoms, call your usual health center. The Health Council will also attend to people on the phone 900 20 30 50, offering information and solving doubts about the coronavirus. If you live in Navarra, call the Health Council telephone number: 948 290 290. Remember that the most effective way to prevent the spread of covid-19 is to use a mask, ventilate spaces, keep a safe distance, and wash hands.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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