COVID-19 outbreak at Prince Albert’s Victoria Hospital declared over

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is ending its outbreak declaration at the Prince Albert Victoria Hospital, made after an inpatient tested positive for COVID-19 April 30.

Dr. Khami Chokani, Med​​ical Health Officer, has declared the outbreak over after not a single case was discovered either in patients or HCW related to the 10-day exposure period. Dr. Chokani says, “this is a definite testimony to diligent PPE use and good environmental maintenance by all the teams.”

The outbreak was declared at the hospital because of the duration of stay in the hospital a COVID-19 positive patient without knowledge of the patient’s condition. Staff who had been in close contact with the patient began self-isolating and were tested. Contact tracing and investigation was began immediately.

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