There was a death from the corona virus in the Amandus Abbey in Weinsheim, and now 22 employees and residents have tested positive. (Photo: Andreas Stumpf)

WORMS – After a resident of the Pro Seniore residence Amandusstift died in the clinic as a result of Covid19, around 70 residents and employees of the old people’s home were tested for the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus. It turned out that other people, ten residents, and 17 nurses, were also infected. This was announced by the district administration of Alzey-Worms on Friday evening.

The infected residents, who currently showed only mild to no symptoms of an illness, were accommodated in a separate part of the facility, strictly separate from the non-infected, according to the district administration. Two of the infected were in the clinic, the positively tested employees in quarantine.

For self-protection and external protection, the nursing staff looks after the infected residents of the home with protective equipment and masks. From Monday, all Amandus staff will be tested for possible infection with the coronavirus.

“Other residents who have no symptoms do not need to be tested, they are protected from infection by the nurses’ masks,” said medical officer Dr. Bernd Stauf. The health department is currently investigating the contact persons of the infected.

Around 150 people live in the home, including a large number of people with dementia. According to the information, 150 employees are employed there.

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Kiranpreet Kaur
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