Four coronavirus outbreaks confirmed at Toronto Western Hospital

May 5 2020, 7:18 am

Four separate COVID-19 outbreaks have been confirmed at Toronto Western Hospital, with two deaths in patients who contracted the virus.

The first outbreak was declared in unit 4B on April 18, and outbreaks in units 8A, 8B, and 3B on April 30, University Health Network Spokesperson Gillian Howard, told Daily Hive on Tuesday.

“It is important to note that on any day since the beginning of this pandemic, we have been caring for between 70 and 85 COVID-positive patients on our sites,” Howard said.

According to Howard, all affected units have been temporarily closed to new admissions and are undergoing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting.

And, all patients and staff on the units have been tested and contact tracing has been conducted for staff by Occupational Health & Safety.

Currently, 10 patients are hospitalized in the affected units.

Last week, another GTA hospital declared outbreaks including, North York General Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children.

As of May 4, there are 6,278 total coronavirus cases in Toronto with 449 reported death and 110 cumulative outbreaks.