COVID-19 outbreak at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton reaches 62 infected


Published December 15, 2020 at 4:29 pm

Five units remain under an outbreak declaration at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (JHCC).

30 patients (13 are currently being treated in hospital), 30 staff, and two learners (students) have tested positive as of Tuesday (Dec. 15)

“The patients no longer at the site have either been discharged or transferred to another care setting,” said JHCC in a news release. “In addition, less than five patients linked to the outbreak have since passed away. We extend our deepest condolences to their loved ones.”

No visitors are currently allowed on the units in outbreaks except on compassionate grounds.

“Steps are in place to maintain the safety of these areas and patients should continue to attend their appointments at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre to receive the care they need,” read the release.

Inpatient care for specialized cancer treatment is being maintained and all patients are receiving their intended care, according to the hospital.

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