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Coronavirus in Córdoba: the 5 new cases are from the outbreak at the Italian Hospital

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As reported by the national part of the Ministry of Health, the Province also confirmed on Sunday night that there are five new cases of Covid-19 detected in Córdoba in the last 24 hours, all corresponding to the outbreak of the Italian Hospital that already has 59 infected

This is the detail regarding the health situation derived from what happened in that establishment:

  • 24 correspond to health personnel
  • 14 are people who were interned in the institution
  • 3 are people who were treated on an outpatient basis at the institution
  • 18 are contacts of previously confirmed cases

According to the geographical distribution, of the 59 people with confirmation of Covid-19 linked to the outbreak of the Hospital Italiano, 52 (88%) correspond to Córdoba Capital, 4 (7%) to Icho Cruz, 2 (3%) to Villa Parque Santa Ana and 1 (2%) to Monte Cristo. It should be clarified that, for the purposes of the epidemiological analysis, all the people who are hospitalized were designated as Córdoba Capital locality, despite the fact that some may have a legal domicile in another municipality of the Province.

Regarding clinical evolution, 37 (63%) are undergoing outpatient treatment with home isolation, 18 (30%) are hospitalized and 4 died (7%)

According to the official information provided on the night of this Sunday, from the start of the pandemic to date, 22,491 PCR tests (swabs) were carried out in the province of Córdoba. This results in a rate of 59.98 tests per 10,000 inhabitants. On this day, 558 studies were carried out.

According to the classification made by the Ministry of Health of the Nation, the cities of Río Cuarto and Alta Gracia were excluded from the category of transmission by conglomerates, which means that currently there is no local transmission of the virus in these locations. For its part, the city of Córdoba continues in the community transmission phase.

X-ray of the coronavirus in Córdoba

As of May 10, 2020, in the province of Córdoba, a total of 9,941 cases were notified to the provincial epidemiological surveillance system, of which:

  • 337 are confirmed
  • 8,701 were discarded
  • 903 are under study

Of the 337 people diagnosed positive for Covid-19 in the province of Córdoba, 170 (50.45%) recovered (discharge); 77 (22.85%) are in ambulatory treatment with home isolation; 69 (20.47%) are in hospital treatment (hospitalized) and 21 (6.23%) died.

Of the 69 people in hospital treatment, 51 (74%) are in a flat without oxygen; 9 (13%) are on the floor with oxygen; 3 (4%) are in the intensive care unit (ICU) and 6 (9%) are in the intensive care unit (ICU) with mechanical respiratory assistance (MRA).

More quick tests in Icho Cruz

Within the framework of the testing strategy in the town of Icho Cruz, between Friday and this Sunday they carried out 187 tests for molecular biology (swabs) in those people who had close contact with confirmed cases and, up to now, all the determinations processed by the Central Laboratory have shown negative results.

On the other hand, with the implementation of the new rapid test strategy (in blood), between Saturday and Sunday 420 samples were made, of which 419 were negative and one was positive.

In this case, a swab was performed to confirm or rule out the infection, which is still under study.

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