Mass infection coronavirus infection identified in the Kemerovo house-boarding school for aged and invalids. With a confirmed diagnosis of companies admitted 40 people, told TASS on Thursday at the Ministry of health of Kuzbass.

"In the Kemerovo house-boarding school for aged and invalids were identified 40 people infected with the virus [causing disease] COVID-19. All patients hospitalized in the Kuzbass clinical infectious diseases hospital and "coveny" hospital Kuzbass hospital. S. V. Belyaev", – said in the Ministry.

In management of Rospotrebnadzora across the Kemerovo region added that after intrusion investigation.

According to regional authorities in Kemerovo orphanage for elderly and disabled only home to 332 people. Since April the institution was introduced "shift" method of work, each employee, taking up the two-week shift, and after completion of the scheme, were taken smears on the coronavirus. In early August, 365 people – employees and residents of a boarding school – were examined for coronavirus. According to the results of tests revealed mass infection.

"With the purpose of separation and social distancing prevent further spread of the disease among residents 91 residents and 5 employees of a boarding school (for care) is temporarily transferred to the Observatory – health "Borisov", – said in the Ministry of health.

According to the regional operational headquarters in Kuzbass on Wednesday, August 12, in the region since the beginning of the pandemic was 4 736 cases of infection with coronavirus, 33 people died, 3 229 recovered, the rest are under the supervision of physicians.