Outbreaks of COVID-19 have been declared in two models on the Misericordia Group Hospital in west Edmonton, Alberta Well being Providers mentioned Thursday.
Eight sufferers and two healthcare staff have examined optimistic, AHS mentioned in a information launch. One other 29 healthcare staff are in isolation.
Dr. David Zygun, Edmonton zone medical director with AHS, and Dr. Owen Heisler, chief medical officer of Covenant Well being will converse to reporters throughout a information convention at 12:30 p.m.
The Misericordia had a separate outbreak early in the summertime linked to 58 instances and 11 deaths. The outbreak started June 20. On July 8, the hospital closed its doorways quickly to incoming sufferers in response to a “full facility outbreak.” As of August 14, that outbreak was thought of over.
Contract tracing continues and the scenario is being carefully monitored, AHS mentioned in Thursday’s assertion.
“Enhanced screening measures amongst sufferers and unit healthcare staff have been carried out, and the hospital has elevated an infection prevention and management measures on the models to additional make sure the continued security of all sufferers and health-care staff.”
All sufferers on the affected models have been examined, as have all workers who both labored on the models or had been current on them, even when they don’t seem to be exhibiting signs, AHS mentioned.
Visitation to those models is being quickly restricted. Members of the family of sufferers are being inspired to satisfy with sufferers nearly.
The Misericordia’s emergency division stays open and there’s no influence to all different providers on the hospital, AHS mentioned.