Triple Jabbed Hospital Staff Infected with SARS-CoV-2 at Xmas Party in Malaga, Andalucía Province of Spain
On Dec. 1, 170 staff from a regional hospital in Malaga, Spain, attended a Christmas party held at a local eatery. Just six days later, 68 of the staff, which included intensive care nurses and physicians, all triple jabbed or recently tested for antigens, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19. This incident caught national attention, including prime minister Pedro Sanchez warning Spaniards to be careful. Now Andalucía health officials caution that other staff from hospitals avoid Christmas parties.
Authorities are not certain what was the source for the infection—whether it was a person or perhaps from the holiday food. Thankfully, the infections are mild thus far. Located in the Andalucía province, Malaga is a location experiencing a rise in cases—the 14-day infection rate now equals 136 cases per 100,000 people, reports MSN. It was reported that four Omicron cases were confirmed in the Balearic Islands of Spain.