雷丁社區市中心酒店發現有一個印度變種病毒的病者出現，該酒店位於市中心RG1 牛津大街上。在今年四月底重新開放的 Penta 酒店的 DHSC 檢疫設施的居民和工作人員中，已累計發現 44 例 COVID-19 陽性病例。雷丁自治市議會認為，如果酒店剛開業時就採取了正確的安全程序，則可以避免變種在酒店內部以及在某些情況下在更廣泛的社區中傳播。
該委員會表示, 陽性病例已在客人、酒店和政府運營設施的保安人員之間傳播。目前據信社區中至少有三起病例與酒店爆發直接相關。已完成對與疫情有關的已知陽性病例的接觸者追踪，並採取了後續行動，英國公共衛生部繼續密切關注當地情況。雷丁的四個地區現在是測試行動的一部分，包括 RG1 7**。這是政府經營的隔離酒店所在的地方。然而，重要的是雷丁地區對「Delta」變異病例的當地分析表明，當地社區的傳播源不止一種。雷丁的其他測試區域是 RG1 5**、RG1 6** 和 RG1 3**，完整的站點和開放時間列表可在 www.reading.gov.uk/testnow 上獲得。
Indian variant found in Reading Penta Hotel
READING Borough Council has called for the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) run Quarantine Management Facility (QMF) in Reading to urgently close.
It follows a significant outbreak at the DHSC facility in central Reading which has been linked to several positive cases of the 'Delta' variant which originated in India in the local community.
A cumulative total of 44 positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified among residents and staff at DHSC quarantine facility in the Penta Hotel on the Oxford Road since it opened in late April.
The majority are confirmed by Public Health England (PHE) as being the Delta variant.
The council said positive cases have spread between guests and hotel and security staff based at the Government-run facility.
At this time, it is believed at least three cases in the community have been directly linked to the outbreak at the hotel. Contact tracing of known positive cases linked to the outbreak has been completed with subsequent action taken. Public Health England continue to monitor the local situation closely.
Four areas in Reading are now part of a local surge testing operation, including RG1 7**, which is where the Government operated quarantine hotel is located. However, it is important to note that local analysis of ‘Delta’ variant cases in Reading indicate more than one source of spread in the local community. Other surge testing areas in Reading are RG1 5**, RG1 6** and RG1 3** and a full list of sites and opening hours is available at www.reading.gov.uk/testnow.
Reading Borough Council believes that the spread of the variant both inside the hotel and, in several cases into the wider community, could have been avoided had the correct safety procedures been in place from when the hotel first opened.
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