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Niagara Health declares outbreak of COVID-19 on Unit 4A in St. Catharines

Posted Dec 31st, 2020

Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have led Niagara Health to declare an outbreak of COVID-19 on Unit 4A at the St. Catharines Site.

Two healthcare workers have tested positive for COVID-19, meeting the definition of a unit-specific outbreak. Unit 4A is the St. Catharines Site’s designated COVID-19 Unit and will remain open to admissions of COVID-positive patients.

“We are taking all necessary measures to enhance safety on the unit and reduce the risk of the spread of this highly contagious virus. We are working closely with the NH team, including our Infectious Diseases physician specialists, our Infection Prevention and Control experts, and with Niagara Region Public Health,” says Derek McNally, Executive Vice President, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive.

COVID cases continue to increase in the community and in the hospital. The highly contagious nature of this virus reinforces how critical it is for everyone to wear a mask, wash their hands, practice physical distancing at all times, and stay home whenever possible.

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