The outbreak of the coronavirus in the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), which was diagnosed last week, has meanwhile killed one patient. In the meantime, the number of infections among patients and staff has risen to 52 in total, 24 patients and 28 employees.
A spokesperson for the center confirms a message from RTV Noord. This is the ‘British’ variant of the virus, which is even more contagious than the usual one.
As far as the spokesperson now knows, no one else has become very seriously ill or much more ill due to corona. A number of infected patients have also gone home. One appeared to have been transferred to the Martini Hospital in Groningen before it was established that this patient was also infected.
The outbreak took place in a ward with mainly heart and lung patients. How the virus could strike there is not yet known, a lot of source and contact research is still being done.
Hundreds of UMCG employees are under additional testing to prevent further spread.
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