Since the beginning of November, around twenty residents have tested positive for Covid-19 in the nursing home “La Maison du Combattant” in Vesoul (Haute-Saône). Most are asymptomatic, but a 96-year-old man has died of the disease.

It all started again on November 8 when a resident tested positive. The management immediately decided to suspend the visits and launched a screening campaign. Between November 8 and 16, all residents are tested: 23 are positive as well as a member of staff.

About ten residents still in isolation

Placed in solitary confinement, most were asymptomatic with the exception of a 96-year-old man who had to be hospitalized. He has since died of the illness.

Among the 23 residents who tested positive, 11 are now cured while a dozen are still in quarantine. It should be completed by the end of the week if no further positive cases are detected.

Contacted this Monday, November 22, the management wants to be reassuring: “The situation is under control. It has nothing to do with previous waves.”During the first epidemic peak, 17 deaths were recorded in this Ehpad Haut-Saônois.

Recall campaign suspended

The recall campaign for vaccines was suspended as soon as management learned of a positive case among the 230 residents of the establishment. Among eligible residents (whose last vaccine dose was more than six months old), the majority had already received a third injection.

Stopped since November 8, visits resumed during the weekend of November 20. But for the moment, they are limited to one person per day per resident.

For its part, the prefecture confirmed that no other establishment in Haute-Saône had had clusters of this magnitude. She specifies, however, that some of them had to deal with a few cases.

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