Third outbreak declared at Sudbury Hospital

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Public Health Sudbury & Districts has declared a third COVID-19 outbreak at Health Sciences North’s Ramsey Lake Health Centre. This most recent outbreak is affecting the seventh floor (7B), North Tower. Over the past week, two other outbreaks have been declared on the fourth and sixth floors of the South Tower.

Public Health is actively working with the hospital to investigate the outbreak and ensure patients and staff are protected. Currently the three outbreaks are contained and there is no evidence of ongoing transmission. Public Health or Health Sciences North will directly contact anyone identified as a close contact and provide further direction.

“The need for everyone to monitor and screen for COVID-19 symptoms daily and to stay home when ill is critical in limiting the spread of the virus. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please take it seriously, and get tested,” said Stacey Laforest, Director, Health Protection Division, Public Health Sudbury & Districts.

“The protection of our most vulnerable populations and health care system is of the utmost importance. Everyone is urged to continue following public health measures to protect others and stop the spread of COVID-19.”, stated Public Health Sudbury and Districts.

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