February 2 According to foreign media reports, 78 residents of a nursing home in Madrid, Spain, tested positive for the novel coronavirus and at least 7 people died after being vaccinated with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.
“Russia Today” quoted the Spanish Effie News Agency as saying that the outbreak occurred in a nursing home in the Toledo region of southwest Madrid.
The nursing home staff confirmed that most of the 78 residents who had contracted the novel coronavirus had previously been ill. At least seven people have died and four have been hospitalized for treatment. In addition, 12 staff members also tested positive for COVID-19.
The nursing home has been taking strict pandemic prevention and control measures, requiring 33 staff to provide negative PCR tests before working, the nursing home said in a statement recently.
On January 13, everyone, including nursing home workers, was vaccinated with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine, and six days later, 10 residents began to develop symptoms of COVID-19. The statement said that some staff members were unwell due to the virus five days after being vaccinated against Pfizer.
According to the report, on January 21, the Toledo regional management approved the testing of all residents of the nursing home.
The test results on January 25 showed that all but one resident were infected with the novel coronavirus.
Soon after, the surviving resident also tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The report also said that the nursing home arranged residents to vacculate a second dose of Pfizer vaccine on February 3, and the next round of PCR testing will be carried out on February 5.