A woman infected with the new coronavirus who was living in a car so as not to spread the family passed to the Youth Hostel in Ovar, the mayor said on Monday.
“I am pleased to note the fact that our Youth Hostel, in addition to the people who are already there [housed], also received an infected person who, due to having a cancer patient at home, was living in a car”, says the President from the municipality, Salvador Malheiro.
In his message to the population, the mayor of the district of Aveiro recalls that the pousada was transformed into an active surveillance center for the new coronavirus, precisely to assist patients who, although dispensing hospitalization, do not meet home conditions to ensure proper prophylactic confinement.
Insisting that the adaptation of this and other spaces in the city aims to guarantee conditions of convalescence for people infected with the covid-19 virus, limiting their contact with the rest of the population, the social-democratic mayor emphasizes that this family spirit that is “decisive” if you live today in the municipality of Ovar, where everyone has to do what they should and most people have to stay at home “.
In the municipality, of 148 square kilometers and with around 55,400 inhabitants, there are “266 infected, 10 deaths and five recovered” according to data from the Monday night chamber.
Salvador Malheiro justifies the numbers with the strategy of conducting diagnostic tests initiated by the chamber, which allowed, for example, after the detection on Friday of a case of covid-19 in the home of Santa Casa da Misericórdia, which about 120 users and employees of the institution took the respective test.
“After we did the test for everyone, at this moment the results start to arrive and we already have 17 confirmed in the nursing home”, says the mayor.
The home has, however, been subject to internal reorganization to ensure social distance between symptomatic and asymptomatic users, and is now equipped with a permanent medical team.
The mayor hopes that today his own team of nurses will also be assigned to this social equipment, “as promised by the Government”, which he considers particularly necessary considering that the Hospital de Ovar “has practically saturated its capacity to admit infected with covid-19 who need non-intensive hospital care “.
As for the field hospital whose assembly is taking place at the Dolce Vita Arena, Salvador Malheiro explained that the installation should be completed “in a phased manner and in the short term”, going from an initial capacity of 30 beds to a maximum capacity of 100.