Coronavirus in Argentina | Another COVID-19 death in a nursing home: 72 grandparents isolated in Temperley

A Elderly who was in a nursing home in Temperley died last Thursday for a heart failure and after being swabbed it was found that he had a coronavirus. Due to this situation the rest of the grandparents who are in the place and the staff remain isolated to prevent the spread of the virus in this region of the province of Buenos Aires.

Total 72 people remain in mandatory quarantine inside the nursing home: all were swabbed and the local police ordered a perimeter that only allows the entrance of those who live in front of the building.

The custody operation of the building is maintained 24 hours and will last until next week, once the results of the swabs of the 56 grandparents and 16 workers who are on the scene are known.

The man who lost his life had 91 years and the authorities investigate how it was infected of COVID-19. What is striking is that so far none of the geriatric workers and older adults have tested positive.

Local Police officers guard the geriatric. Credits: TV Capture - TN.
Local Police officers guard the geriatric. Credits: TV Capture – TN.

This story began on Thursday, when the man had to be transferred from the “Virgen de los Milagros” nursing home to a health center by a heart failure.

Despite the doctors’ attempts to save his life, the man died at the scene and the authorities do not rule out that he was has spread in the hospital.

The situation of nursing homes worries in the City and the province of Buenos Aires. According to the latest figures from the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health, 46 older adults who lost their lives to the pandemic.

Outbreaks of infection in nursing homes, along with vulnerable neighborhoods, have increased the number of infections in recent weeks.

Written by Argentina News

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