COVID-19 outbreak at Toronto Rehab facility spreads to nearly 20 people

Jan 3 2021, 11:50 am

A COVID-19 outbreak at Toronto Rehab’s Bickle Centre has now spread to almost 20 people since it was first declared two weeks ago.

As of December 30, 16 patients and two staff members at the Dunn Avenue hospital had tested positive for the virus.

University Health Network (UHN) originally reported the outbreak on December 21, at which point two patients were affected.

According to UHN’s website, when there is a COVID-19 outbreak at one of their hospitals, several control measures are implemented to prevent further transmission of the virus.

Steps include testing all patients and staff in an outbreak unit, and conducting a “thorough terminal clean” of the affected area.

Bickle Centre treats both inpatients and outpatients in several rehab programs.

“There is no reason to be worried about coming to any UHN hospital or our Emergency Departments,” their website states. “All UHN hospitals remain safe places to receive care.”

Daily Hive has reached out to UHN for more information.