Covid 19 – Sarthe: Two more deaths at Saint-Calais Nursing Home, a total of five elderly deaths

Last week, three elderly people living at the EHPAD in Saint-Calais died after contracting Covid. We came to know on Monday that two more people have died due to this disease.

An outbreak of COVID-19 contamination was detected at the Henri-Dunant Nursing Home in Saint-Calais in the Sarthe region. 25 positive cases were counted, and five residents died within a week at the establishment, which houses 80.

Of the positive cases, 25 are residents, but two are professionals (nurse and hospital service officer).

5 of those who died were over 90 years of age, and at least three of them had co-morbidities.

The Ars of Pays de la Loire says:

“On September 11, the nursing home was notified of the positive condition of two members of an animation contingent, despite their full vaccination schedule, who had come to lead an activity at Henry Dunant Nursing Home the previous week. Implemented protective measures (room meals, suspension of activities, excursions) and launched a sampling campaign on all residents and staff. The third injection campaign was stopped “

The first positive case was detected on September 21.

Since the appearance of this “post-vaccination cluster”, a morbidity has begun.

On 30 September, two residents were hospitalized in the hospitals of Saint-Calais and La Ferte-Bernard. Both are dead now. Also a third person, who succumbed to the consequences of Covid on 1 October.

This Monday, October 4, two other residents died.

Now we are waiting for the results of the mass screening held this Tuesday in the institution.

For the time being, the ARS of the Pays de la Loire outlines, “All positive residents are isolated on the same floor to limit the spread of the virus. Barrier measures are confirmed, it has been decided to temporarily stop visits and activities and families have been informed “.

Ars which also remembers that, “All residents are vaccinated against COVID-19, except for four, due to medical differences. All nursing home staff are vaccinated. The vaccine booster campaign that started on 27 September has been put on hold.

A study is being conducted on this cluster by Public Health France. It has so far been detected by health services. There is no other situation like this in Sarthe’s EHPAD.

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