March 5, 2021

The Prosecutor’s Office investigates the coronavirus outbreak in the Tremp residence (Lleida) that has already caused 42 deaths



The Lleida Prosecutor’s Office is investigating whether the protocols were complied with in the face of the coronavirus outbreak at the Tremp residence, which has so far caused 42 deaths. The public ministry will request documentation this week from the Department of Social Affairs to accredit the process of action of the center, reports the ACN. At the moment no family has denounced the events either to the Mossos d’Esquadra or to the courts.

According to data provided by the Department of Health, the Tremp residence – the only center for the elderly in the Pyrenean regions of Pallars Sobirà and Pallars Jussà – currently registers 92 residents and 42 workers with COVID-19. The 42 deaths from COVID-19 account for 30% of the residents of the center, which after the detection of the outbreak two weeks ago had more than 90% – 130 of a total of 141 – of their elderly infected.

Health intervened the residence on November 28 when the spread of the virus had already overwhelmed the center. Since then, on a provisional basis the direction and management of the center was assumed by Gestió de Serveis Sanitaris (GSS) instead of the current manager, the Sant Hospital de Tremp Foundation – Filella Foundation, and the residence hall functions as a hospital, with three shifts of doctors and nurses.

According to Health, the intervention of the residence was made to “stabilize” the COVID-19 outbreak that was detected last weekend, after carrying out a massive screening of all users. The Generalitat defended that it will ensure that the activity is provided with “the due guarantees and that the established intervention measures are adopted.”

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