An outbreak at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay stays in impact with two optimistic instances of the coronavirus, the hospital introduced Tuesday morning.
The outbreak was declared on April 17 after two cases were discovered on the continuing care program (CCP1) unit. The hospital says following testing of all sufferers and employees on the unit and their shut contacts, it has been decided that the outbreak is restricted to 1 affected person and one employees member.
“Whereas it was beforehand shared that two employees have been optimistic in relation to this outbreak, contact tracing confirmed that the second optimistic end result was unrelated to the outbreak,” the hospital acknowledged.
The hospital says to this point it has assessed 3,109 folks for the coronavirus and examined 1,228 people via a mixture of exams on the hospital’s evaluation centre and in-home testing.
The hospital says it continues to evolve its pandemic response based mostly on path from the province and the group’s wants. This week the hospital is launching a group to help long-term care, retirement and congregate residing amenities with an infection prevention and management (IPAC) training, staffing, and cell COVID-19 evaluation and testing.
The hospital has piloted some cell testing and IPAC training companies and is working with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Well being Unit, Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Providers and native long-term care amenities on the subsequent steps.
Ross Memorial’s COVID-19 evaluation centre sees exams by appointment on the Lindsay Exhibition. Assessments are each day from eight a.m. to four p.m. Name 705-328-6217 to schedule an appointment.
“The hospital continues to work with paramedics to offer in-home appointments for individuals who are unable to get to the exhibition grounds,” the hospital acknowledged.
Neighborhood members are inspired to name the evaluation centre if they’re experiencing new onset of any of the next signs (even when delicate):
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Runny nostril
- Nasal congestion
- Problem swallowing
- Unexplained fatigue
- Unexplained headache
- Joint/muscle aches
- Lack of style or scent
On Monday, the well being unit reported 156 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its jurisdiction, which incorporates 136 within the Metropolis of Kawartha Lakes. Of the 136 instances, 93 have been declared resolved.
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