Confirmed cases of COVID19 infection] | In Calasparra, 12 confirmed cases of COVID19 infection have been registered up to March 27 |
In the Region of Murcia up to the date of the report (COVID situation report 19 in the Murcia region, March 27, 2020), 802 confirmed cases of COVID infection have been registered19.
The first case was declared on March 6 and confirmed as positive on March 8.
As of today, 231 cases are admitted to hospitals in the Region, of which 58 are in the ICU.
Home isolation was indicated to 68% of the confirmed patients and 39 patients were discharged from the hospital for clinical improvement.
12 patients have been epidemiologically discharged and 17 deaths have occurred.
The diagnostic tests carried out for the detection of coronaviruses have been 5,278. Of the 802 confirmed cases to date, detailed information is currently available on 674 cases.
All the information presented below refers to the information available on these 674 cases.
What is quarantine?
Quarantine involves isolating a person who has been exposed to a contagious source of infection, but who does not have symptoms, in order to prevent the possible spread of disease.
The duration of quarantine depends on the incubation period of communicable disease.
In the case of the new coronavirus outbreak, it is recommended to maintain isolation for 14 days from the onset of symptoms, provided that the clinical picture has resolved.
It is 14 days because according to the data that we have so far, it is estimated that 97.5% of infected people who end up getting sick, experience the first symptoms before 11 and a half days after becoming infected.
So if a person is finally infected, it is during the 14 days of quarantine that the first symptoms should appear.
Source: murciasalud.es / Murcia.com