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.
Updated WHO tips for international transport related to the outbreak of the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV
Advice regarding exit screening in countries or areas where there is evidence of transmission of the new 2019 coronavirus-nCoV (currently in the People's Republic of China)
It is recommended to carry out exit screening at international ports and airports in areas affected by the outbreak, with a view to early detection of travelers with symptoms and to be able to evaluate and treat them immediately, and thus prevent the disease from being exported.
All this trying to affect as little as possible international transport.
The exit screening consists of checking signs and symptoms (fever over 38Ëš, cough), interviewing passengers with symptoms of respiratory infection leaving areas affected by the outbreak to find out if they have been in contact with people at high risk or with animals that could have caused the infection, transport travelers with symptoms to a medical center for further examination and to check if they have been infected by 2019-nCoV and keep confirmed cases under treatment in isolation.
Encourage screening at national airports, train stations, and long-distance bus stations, as needed.
Travelers who have had contact with confirmed cases or have been exposed to the source of the infection should undergo medical observation.
High-risk individuals should avoid traveling for 14 days (the incubation period).
Conduct health information campaigns at entry points to inform on how to reduce the overall risk of acute respiratory infections and the measures required in this regard and how travelers should act if they develop signs and symptoms of a 2019 infection -nCoV and where they can get help.
Source: murciasalud.es / Murcia.com