London, Ont., hospital says COVID-19 outbreaks are over after 23 patient deaths


LONDON, Ont. — A London, Ont., hospital has declared itself free of COVID-19 outbreaks after 23 deaths and more than 150 infections.

London Health Sciences Center says University Hospital is outbreak-free as of Dec. 30.

The hospital announced the news along with condolences to the families of the 23 patients who died from COVID-19 over the last several weeks.

In total, 92 staff members and 82 patient cases tested positive since Nov. 10.

There were 11 unit-level outbreaks at University Hospital since that date.

The hospital was open for emergencies but began redirecting some admissions to other facilities as the situation worsened.