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COVID-19: GR Baker outbreak in Quesnel continues to be monitored

Ongoing monitoring and testing has identified additional COVID-19 cases associated with an outbreak declared October 14, 2021 on the Inpatient Unit at GR Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel

To date, five patients and five staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in association with the outbreak. None of the cases are considered active (all are recovered).

Confirmation of additional cases is not unexpected, given the focus on testing and ongoing monitoring; no new cases have been associated with the outbreak for nearly two weeks, and NH Medical Health Officers consider the outbreak situation to be stable, at this time.

Enhanced outbreak control measures remain in place at GR Baker Hospital.

Public health officials will be monitoring the situation carefully over coming weeks and will only declare the outbreak over when they are confident that chains of transmission have been stopped.

More information on public exposures, school exposures, and facility or community outbreaks of COVID-19 within the Northern Health region, is available here: www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/public-exposures-and-outbreaks

 

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