A doctor and six other employees of the HIMA San Pablo Group tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19), allegedly infected in a social activity outside the hospital institution.
“The contact trace analysis that was done in this case identified a social activity outside the Institution as the possible point of contagion, which was attended by six other employees who have also been diagnosed with the virus, "said HIMA San Pablo in written statements.
The president and CEO of the HIMA San Pablo Group, Armando Rodríguez, reported that the doctor is hospitalized for health complications related to the virus.
“We cannot let our guard down, you and your family members must protect yourself; and help us protect all health professionals, who are also human beings and have friends and families and could be exposed just like the others, "said the lawyer.
The hospital institution added that all the employees were separated and all hospital personnel who may have shared with affected employees were evaluated.
"We want to take this opportunity to urge all Puerto Ricans to maintain personal prevention practices of mask use, distancing and frequent deep handwashing" Rodríguez pointed out.