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Outbreak declared at Hamilton Health Sciences site after four positive tests

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Outbreak declared at Hamilton Health Sciences site after four positive tests

An outbreak was declared Tuesday (Jan. 19) on C Ward of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, a Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) site, after two patients and two staff tested positive.

The two patients were transferred to COVID-19 units at the Hamilton General Hospital and the Juravinski Hospital. The two staff members remain in self-isolation.

“C Ward is closed to new admissions and visitors. However, visitors can be permitted on compassionate grounds,” said HHS. “Additional cleaning in the unit beyond the enhanced cleaning practices that are already in place is underway.”

HHS Infection Prevention and Control and Employee Health Services are reportedly working with Niagara Public Health to identify and inform individuals who may be contacts.

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