Two more Toronto hospitals declare COVID-19 outbreaks
The Scarborough Hospital general campus is shown in a file image. (Wikimedia Commons)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:56AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:12PM EDT
TORONTO -- More Toronto hospitals have declared outbreaks of COVID-19.
The Scarborough Health Network says six patients are infected in one unit at its general hospital in the city's east end.
A spokeswoman for the health network says the unit has been closed to admissions in order to protect patients and staff.
Leigh Duncan says enhanced infection prevention and control measures are in place in the affected unit.
Meanwhile, the University Health Network is declaring an outbreak at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute's University Centre site, with four patients infected at one unit.
Both hospitals join a growing list of Toronto hospitals that have declared an official outbreak, defined as two health-care-related cases of COVID-19 within 14 days.
St. Michael's Hospital, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto Western Hospital and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have also declared outbreaks among staff or patients.