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An outbreak of coronavirus occurred in a boarding school in Priangarye

An outbreak of coronavirus occurred in a boarding school in Priangarye
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In the Ust-Ilimsky district of the Irkutsk region, an outbreak of coronavirus occurred in a boarding school for the disabled. Among the staff and guests, 41 cases of the disease were confirmed - this is about a third of the number of employees and residents.

According to the press service of the regional government, some of the boarding school workers were sent home for outpatient treatment. Other employees and sick guests are being treated in the infectious diseases department of the Ust-Ilimsk hospital.

In total, 119 disabled people live in the boarding school, with whom 25 employees work. The institution has been working in isolation since May 1. Workers only go on 14-day shifts after testing negative for coronavirus. The source of the current infection has not yet been established.

The regional Ministry of Health has already formed a medical team to help the Ust-Ilimsk hospital. Together with other specialists, two epidemiologists went there.

In total, 18 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the Irkutsk region. Now in hospitals there are 989 infected, 1 are treated on an outpatient basis. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 022 patients have been cured of COVID-675 in the region, 19 people have died.

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