This Tuesday an 84, year old was admitted to the to the emergency department of Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça after feeling bad in the nursing home of São Gonçalo, where she is institutionalized.
The alert was immediately launched at the hospital and also at nursing home. According to the Diário Notícias the contingency plans of the aforementioned institutions have already been triggered, with the request for screening tests to health professionals and users who have been in contact with the elderly woman.
This is the first case of Covid-19 detected in the emergency department of Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça. All the previous ones had already been signaled in the community, before entering that hospital unit, being referred to the multipurpose unit destined to the covid.
The epidemiological situation in the Marmeleiros and João de Almada hospital units had already forced health authorities to impose strong security measures, namely with the prohibition of visits.