SHAWINIGAN – Ten employees of CHSLD Laflèche of Shawinigan which had been declared cured of the COVID-19 received a second positive test. These workers were yet to return to work after they have finished their quarantine and after receiving two negative results.
The personal touch has been removed from the accommodation centre. The workers, including several nurses, would be asymptomatic.
“It is a concern, it especially wants to ensure that these people don’t contaminate their families, the public, but also their patients,” commented Thursday, Nathalie Perron, president of the Syndicat des professionnelles en soin de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec.
The integrated Center for academic health and social services (CIUSSS) of the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec has launched an investigation to understand what happened. Is it a second wave of infections in the ltc facility?
“It is very likely that these are residues died of the virus that was found. However, we cannot exclude at the present time to 100 % that this is not a reinfection. The COVID-19 is not understood to 100 %, it is thought that the disease will still confer a certain immunity for the rest of the season,” explained Dr. Caroline Marcoux-Loonie, Dr. Caroline Marcoux-Loonie, physician-in-council to the department of public health of the CIUSSS of the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec.
The union asks for its part to the reliability of the screening tests. The CHSLD Laflèche remains the most-affected in the Mauricie region. Since the month of march, 107 residents have received a diagnosis of COVID-19, 44 of which have not survived the virus. Eighty-three workers have also been infected. The last confirmed case of coronavirus in this NURSING dates back to 12 may.