Two workers from homes for the elderly in Álava have tested positive in PCR tests. At the moment, the screening that has been done to the rest of the employees and users of both centers has not detected more infected.
The deputy general of Álava, Ramiro González, explained in the press appearance after the meeting of the Council of Deputies, that it is the residence Ariznabarra and of Alberti House, and has underlined that the situation in the territory’s social resources “is contained”.
González has also referred to the protests of some families of users of these services for the elderly, who complain that the visiting regime established to prevent these people from being infected is too restrictive.
The deputy general recalled that in recent days The conditions of these visits have been made more flexible, although always with prudence to protect one of the “most vulnerable” groups against COVID-19.
However, he explained that most of the families have transferred their support to the provincial institution because they consider that the important thing is “the lives of the residents.” The council, for its part, has indicated that the visitation regime will be adapted to the evolution of the pandemic.
The residences for the elderly in Gipuzkoa have eight positives in workers and none in users
Residences for people over Gipuzkoa count on eight positives in COVID-19 among its working people, which is two more positives than last week, which do not register any positive case among users.
The Provincial Council has updated the data on the impact that COVID-19 is having on the set of residential resources in the territory. According to the data collected by the Department of Social Policies, the social inclusion network continues without positive cases. The provincial institution has in this field with 54 resources, 225 residential places and 192 places in housing in total.
There are also no positives in residential services aimed at minors, since the six people who had tested positive in the PCR test have already recovered from the disease. These services serve 400 minors in total.
The Department of Social Policy maintains active the Surveillance and Alert System to deal with the coronavirus in the social services and resources of Gipuzkoa, and thus “monitor the progress of the virus in real time and reinforce social resources and services.”
The Provincial Council has reiterated its call to “fully comply” with health measures, “always using the mask, as the most effective method to protect oneself and protect others from the threat of COVID-19.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.