Nearly 70 health professionals have been contracted from the Intensive Care Unit of the Provincial University Hospital of Malaga in Spain COVID-19 After the outbreak at a Christmas party, health authorities reported this Monday.
Andalusia’s regional government said there were 68 health professionals, including doctors and nurses. Local authorities are investigating the source of the infection, but they all attended the Christmas party on December 1, which was attended by 173 people.
Another hypothesis on the table is that the outbreak originated in a large meal of hospital health professionals.
All of the infected have had an antigen test or received a booster dose against COVID-19 prior to the party. Currently, those infected have developed mild symptoms of the disease.
In the wake of the incident, Andalusian health authorities recommended that public and private hospital teams not organize Christmas parties.
There is no data on the possibility of dealing with cases Variable Omicron. So far, nine infections with the new strain have been detected in Spain.
The most recent cases identified are four in the Balearic Islands: a father who arrived in the islands and infected two members of his family, and a fourth case of a person who arrived in the country after having been in South Africa.
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