The director of the health service of the Oruro department (headquarters), Juan Carlos Challapa, confirmed the death of two elderly of the 77 people infected with Covid-19 in the home “La Sagrada Familia” in the city of Oruro this Friday.
“There has been the death of two elderly people, one with a stroke who had Covid-19 and the other from Covid-19 pneumonia,” he said in contact with the ABI.
He explained that the massive coronavirus infection in the nursing home occurred after the celebrations for the day of the elderly on August 26th. Of the 90 senior and 20 administrative; 77 tested positive for Covid-19, 45 men and 32 women.
He added that on September 8, it was decided to transfer the sick elderly to various hospitals, 25 to the Epidemiological Intelligence Center (Cieso), an isolation center dependent on the public health system, 10 were transferred to intermediate therapy at the General Hospital, and five elderly people are in the intensive care unit (ICU), four of them in the general hospital and one in Oruro Corea.
Challapa mentioned that on June 16, 81% of household members were vaccinated with the first dose of the Sputnik vaccine, the rest refused the anticovid vaccine for personal reasons.
Of the 20 civil servants, seven are religious and 50% are vaccinated, he said. He clarified that there are also two minors aged five and ten and one tested positive for the coronavirus.