Outbreak of COVID-19 at the hospital of Saint-Eustache

Éclosion de COVID-19 à l’hôpital de Saint-Eustache

SAINT-EUSTACHE – The hospital of Saint-Eustache in the Laurentians, is facing an outbreak of COVID-19 in three of its hospitalization units.

Monday, it’s 14 patients and 11 employees who have been declared positive for the coronavirus.

The workers in question have been sent home, the time of their recovery, and patients contaminated have been sent in the red zone in other hospitals in the region, said on Thursday the CISSS of the Laurentians.

“We take the situation very seriously and are sparing no effort to stop these outbreaks as quickly as possible, said the president-director general of the CISSS, Rosemonde Landry, by issuing a press release. It is the health and safety of our customers and our staff.”

In order to limit the spread of the virus, the doctors and staff of the institution will be screened heavily from Friday.

The sanitary measures have also been heightened after the recent outbreak of the disease, does one also know.

For the time being, it was confirmed that it had documented the cases of COVID-19 in three of the 13 units of hospitalization of the hospital of Saint-Eustache: the 1EA, the C1A and C2A.

As a precaution, the visits are no longer permitted until further notice, except for humanitarian grounds or to go see a hospitalized child.

Another unit of the hospital centre, the E3A, is in observation, because infected people have passed.

The hospital of Saint-Eustache is not the only establishment of the Laurentians have been confronted with a resurgence of the pandemic in the recent past. At the beginning of July, the hospital of St. Jerome had noted an increase in cases among patients and staff after a slight lull.

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