EPIDEMIC: The English mutation has been detected in three staff members and eight residents of the facility, including one resident who recently died
It is a cluster, which is more of the English mutation of the coronavirus. The regional health agency of Occitanie (Arsoc) announced this Sunday that eleven cases of the British mutation of the virus were detected in the Saint-Exupéry nursing home , located in the Montaudran district, in Toulouse. They concern three members of staff and eight residents, including an “elderly recently deceased” resident.
These cases were detected thanks to a “systematic screening campaign” triggered following a first confirmed case of coronavirus Covid-19 in the establishment on January 4.
40 positive residents
“This establishment currently has 40 residents and 19 staff tested positive for coronavirus Covid-19 or this English mutation”, specifies the ARS. Four elderly people are currently hospitalised.
At this stage, the reinforced accommodation unit of the retirement home – the one which accommodates the most dependent residents, in particular suffering from Alzheimer’s – is not affected by the contamination. The Health Insurance and ARS teams are currently carrying out the “usual operations” to search for potential contact cases.
With these 11 new Toulouse cases, Occitanie now has 21 cases of the English mutation.