ES confirms second coronavirus case, says Casagrande

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Date: 12/03/2020 - Professional who works in the laboratory with a coronavirus plaque. Freepik. Credit: Freepik
Date: 12/03/2020 – Professional who works in the laboratory with a coronavirus plaque. Freepik. Credit: Freepik

Espírito Santo has registered a second confirmed case of Covid-19, according to Governor Renato Casagrande. The patient is in Vila Velha, recently arrived from England and has no relation to the first confirmed patient, according to the government.

According to the Secretariat of Health (Sesa), through the Strategic Operations Center (COE), the patient is a man, a Brazilian who lives abroad, and is in the state visiting family members. He is in isolation at home without severe symptoms. With this new update, Sesa has two confirmed cases, 48 ​​discarded and 21 under investigation.

“NO PANIC”, SAYS GOVERNOR

Governor Renato Casagrande also said that the measures taken in relation to the prevention of Covid-19 should be evaluated daily. “I have a group that discusses the situation of the coronavirus. We have a case that has already been out of quarantine and another confirmed case. We need to evaluate daily, we cannot generate panic in people. We are taking measures and, from the need, we announce for the population these measures “, said the governor.

On events with large crowds of people, such as concerts, sporting events and even classes at the university, the governor reiterated that the assessment is daily, but stressed that, for the time being, there is no need to stop activities in the state. “For the time being there is no need to interrupt events in Espírito Santo. We analyze it day by day. We do not recommend not performing it, but we recommend that you avoid large concentrations of people, especially with elderly people,” he said.

The governor confirmed that there will be a meeting, next Monday, with all the secretaries to discuss the next steps in relation to the advance of the epidemic in Espírito Santo.

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FIRST CASE CAPIXABA

The first case of coronavirus in Espírito Santo was diagnosed in a resident of Vila Velha. She was released last Tuesday (10) from the home isolation she was subjected to since February 29. According to the Municipal Health Secretariat of Vila Velha, the woman is already in full health to resume her normal activities. Her family members, who were also being monitored, have an asymptomatic condition, without showing symptoms of the disease.

Date: 12/03/2020 - ES - Vitória - The use of 70% gel alcohol contributes to the prevention of coronavirus - Editoria: Cidades - Foto: Vitor Jubini - GZ. Credit: Vitor Jubini
Date: 12/03/2020 – ES – Vitória – The use of 70% gel alcohol contributes to the prevention of coronavirus – Editoria: Cidades – Foto: Vitor Jubini – GZ. Credit: Vitor Jubini

HOW TO PREVENT

So far there is no specific treatment for the disease, which is transmitted by droplets of saliva and phlegm that spread throughout the environment. For this reason, it is essential to maintain some personal hygiene precautions that are also valid to avoid the risk of flu and other respiratory diseases.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water;
  • Use alcohol-based hand antiseptic for cleaning;
  • Cover the inside of the elbow with the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing;
  • Use disposable tissue for nasal hygiene;
  • Avoid touching mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Do not share personal items;
  • Clean the room regularly and keep it ventilated.

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