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Outbreak declared over on Intensive Care Unit in St. Catharines

Posted May 20th, 2020

Outbreak declared over on Intensive Care Unit in St. Catharines

An outbreak of COVID-19 on the Intensive Care Unit at the St. Catharines Site is now over.

Niagara Health was able to declare an end to the outbreak after 14 days of enhanced monitoring of patients and staff showed there had been no evidence of further transmission and no new additional COVID-19 cases on the unit.

The outbreak was declared on May 7 after a healthcare worker on the unit tested positive for the virus. 

“Infection prevention and control measures were implemented and consistently practiced by our dedicated team members, allowing us to safely resolve this outbreak in a timely manner,” says Derek McNally, Niagara Health’s Executive Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive.

“In order to maintain a safe environment for everyone at our sites, best practices in infection control, including meticulous hand hygiene, physical distancing and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment, continue to be in place.”

 

 

 

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