Three more CAMH patients test positive for coronavirus

Oct 20 2020, 6:59 am

The outbreak at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is growing with three more people contracting  coronavirus.

On Monday night, CAMH released a statement saying three new positive patient diagnoses were made in relation to the outbreak that was declared on October 18 on Unit 1 – 4 at the Queen Street site. This means there are now five patient with the virus at the one site.

“CAMH has implemented standard infection, prevent, and control procedures for respiratory outbreaks, including closing the unit to admissions and transfers,” the statement said.

“We continue to remain vigilant about policies and procedures to keep staff and patients safe and we are working with our partners at Toronto Public Health on reporting, surveillance, and infection control.”

Two other hospitals have declared outbreaks in recent days.

One occurred at Toronto Western with three patients and six staff contracting the virus. And another was declared at St. Joseph’s Hospital with seven patients and 11 staff testing positive.

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