SITUATION REPORT OF COVID-19 IN THE REGION OF MURCIA APRIL 10, 2020
In the Region of Murcia to date of the report, there have been 1,413 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection.
The first case was declared on March 6 and confirmed as positive on March 8.
As of yesterday, 231 cases are admitted to hospitals in the Region, of which 42 are in the ICU.
58% of confirmed patients are in home isolation.
275 patients have been epidemiologically discharged and 94 deaths have occurred.
The diagnostic tests carried out for the detection of coronaviruses have been 11927. Figure 1 details the number of cases confirmed by COVID-19 in the Region of Murcia from the beginning to April 10, 2020.
What are the recommendations for the disinfection of vehicles, goods and products from China or other countries affected by COVID-19?
To date, there is no epidemiological information that indicates the transmission of COVID-19 in humans through contact with goods, products, or vehicles shipped from countries affected by the disease.
For this reason, no recommendations have been made for the disinfection of merchandise and products from countries affected by COVID-19, since there is no empirical data showing that these products present risks to public health.
WHO will closely monitor the evolution of the disease and update the recommendations as appropriate.
What PPE should healthcare professionals use when performing nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19?
Healthcare professionals performing nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be trained to carry out the procedure and wear a clean, non-sterile long-sleeved gown, a mask for medical use, eye protection (goggles or face shield). protective) and gloves.
The procedure must be performed in a separate or isolation room, and when obtaining nasopharyngeal samples, healthcare professionals should ask patients to cover their mouths with a medical mask or tissue.
Although nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs may cause a coughing fit for the patient undergoing the procedure, there is currently no data to indicate that coughing from nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal samples increases the risk of transmission of COVID-19. through aerosols.
Source: murciasalud.es / Murcia.com