COVID-19 outbreak declared as 36 test positive at Lachine Hospital

Nov 27 2020, 6:20 am

The Lachine Hospital is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, where 22 patients and 14 staff members have tested positive for the virus.

In a press release on Thursday, the hospital said a November 22 outbreak was confirmed on a floor of the facility. All admissions were paused for the floor, though the MUHC did not specify which floor the outbreak took place, citing patient privacy.

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the network that oversees the hospital said the public is being asked to stay away from the emergency department as a result.

All the patients and staff who were involved in the outbreak are “under preventative isolation” and are being “actively monitored for symptoms.”

Patients who tested positive have been transferred to another facility with the MUHC network so the Lachine Hospital can remain as a “cold establishment,” says the hospital.

Ambulatory activities (outpatient clinics, consultations with specialists, radiology exams, and blood samples,) have gradually resumed as of Friday morning, with the exception of cardiac ultrasounds.

All the healthcare workers have been tested and the 14 who tested positive are now at home in isolation.

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