Yorkton Regional Health Centre COVID-19 situation appears to be improving

No new cases of COVID-19 linked to the outbreak at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, meaning the total is still at 99.

The Interim Director of Acute Care for the Yorkton area, Janna-Lea Yawney, says there hasn’t been any further transmission of the virus in the 1st East and West inpatient medical units for about a week-and-a-half.

“We’re anticipating that if we continue to go in the right direction, we should hopefully be able to lift that outbreak by the middle of March,” Yawney said. “Of course, that’s pending that 28-day period of no transmission.”

The outbreak in the medical units was first declared on January 19.

All 905 doses of vaccine that arrived in Yorkton last week have been used.

Yawney says the focus was on people identified in phase one of the vaccine rollout plan, so in personal and long-term care homes and staff at the hospital.

“We were actually able to get a few extra doses out of that, which is excellent and above what we were anticipating.”

Of the 99 cases, 14 are patients, 45 secondary cases, 34 healthcare staff, 6 visitors and Yawney did mention there was one death linked to the outbreak.


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