SITUATION REPORT OF COVID-19 IN THE REGION OF MURCIA APRIL 10, 2020
In the Region of Murcia to date of the report, there have been 1,413 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection.
The first case was declared on March 6 and confirmed as positive on March 8.
As of yesterday, 231 cases are admitted to hospitals in the Region, of which 42 are in the ICU.
58% of confirmed patients are in home isolation.
275 patients have been epidemiologically discharged and 94 deaths have occurred.
The diagnostic tests carried out for the detection of coronaviruses have been 11927. Figure 1 details the number of cases confirmed by COVID-19 in the Region of Murcia from the beginning to April 10, 2020.
How is it recommended to clean the dirty bedding and towels of patients with COVID-19?
It is recommended that when handling dirty bedding and towels from COVID-19 patients:
Wear appropriate PPE before touching dirty sheets, which includes sturdy gloves, a mask, eye protection (goggles or face shield), a long-sleeved gown, an apron (if the gown is not waterproof), and closed boots or footwear.
Never carry dirty sheets close to your body and put them in a tightly labeled and clearly labeled container (for example, a bag or a bucket).
If there are solid droppings on the sheets, such as faeces or vomiting, carefully remove them with a flat, hard object and deposit them in the wedge or the corresponding toilet / latrine before putting the sheets in the container designated for this purpose.
If the latrine is not in the same room as the patient, the solid stool will be placed in a covered bucket to dispose of it in the toilet or latrine.
Machine wash and disinfect sheets with hot water (60-90 Â° C) and laundry detergent.
If it is not possible to machine wash the sheets, they can be soaked in hot soapy water in a large barrel, using a stick to remove them and avoiding splashing.
If hot water is not available, it is recommended to soak the sheets in a 0.05% bleach solution for about 30 minutes.
Subsequently, the sheets should be rinsed with clean water and left in the sun until they dry completely.
Source: murciasalud.es / Murcia.com