Sask. Health Authority declares outbreak at Yorkton Regional Health Centre

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in the Yorkton Regional Health Centre as of Sunday, September 27.

The health authority is advising the public of a cluster of COVID-19 cases in the Yorkton area with the source of the outbreak in the hospital appearing to be community transmission.

17 cases have been identified in the community including three health care workers at the centre. All health care workers who have been identified as close contacts with the confirmed cases are being tested as the contact investigation continues.

“The health and safety of our patients and the employees who care for them is of utmost importance to the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and keeping the people we serve and our employees and physicians healthy and safe is paramount to the work we do each and every day,” stated the SHA in a media release on Monday.

Services remain available at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre and the public is reminded to access services at Yorkton Regional Health Centre when required.

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