COVID-19 outbreak declared at St. Boniface Hospital after 2 patients contract illness

By | October 16, 2020

An outbreak has been declared at Winnipeg’s St. Boniface Hospital after two patients contracted COVID-19 within hospital. 

A letter to staff and physicians Friday, which CBC obtained a copy of, says a “cluster” of COVID-19 cases connected to the E6 unit was recently identified, prompting the testing of all contacts who were potentially exposed between Oct. 5 and Oct. 16. 

That unit is now closed to admissions and visitation is restricted, though the hospital remains open. 

“The hospital is safe for patients and other approved visitors/essential designated support persons,” says the internal letter.

CBC News has reached out to the province and St. Boniface Hospital for comment. 

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