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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Hamilton’s St. Joseph’s Hospital

A unit within the Charlton campus of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton has declared a COVID-19 outbreak.
A unit within the Charlton campus of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton has declared a COVID-19 outbreak. Lisa Polewski / Global News

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in a unit at its Charlton campus.

St. Joe’s says three health care workers on the CTU Central unit have tested positive for COVID-19 and three additional health care workers from the unit have also tested positive, but acquired the virus in the community.

All the workers are now self-isolating at home and all staff on the unit are now being tested.

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Contact tracing has been conducted and staff members considered at risk have been sent home to self-isolate pending test results.

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St. Joe’s says out of an abundance of caution, all patients from this unit are being tested and screened regularly for symptoms.

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The CTU Central is now closed to admissions.

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