Mexico Confirms 3rd Mass Coronavirus Contagion in Government Hospitals

Mexico Hospital
IMSS Baja California Sur

Mexican health officials confirmed yet another Coronavirus mass contagion in a government hospital, this time in Cabo San Lucas.

Some employees tested positive for the COVID-19 on April 2, however, authorities waited several days before publicly confirming that at least 42 doctors, nurses, and support staff from the IMMS hospital Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, were exposed.

Cabo San Lucas is a tourist destination that recently saw a dramatic drop in visitors as the pandemic spreads. Currently, Baja California Sur has 68 confirmed cases statewide.

According to Jose Luis Ahuja Navarro, the state regional director for the IMSS, two employees first showed symptoms and eventually tested positive. None needed intensive care treatment.

The mass contagion set off a large-scale decontamination operation. This marks the third incident where more than a dozen healthcare workers from a government hospital were infected.

At least 20 healthcare workers in Monclova, Coahuila, marked the first hospital contagion. From there, three healthcare workers have already died. This week, officials also confirmed that 19 from another government hospital in the State of Mexico also contracted the virus. Those workers all became sick outside of the hospital, officials say.

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