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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Belleville General Hospital

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Belleville General Hospital

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A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Belleville General Hospital.

Quinte Health Care says three staff members on the Quinte 5 unit have tested positive for COVID-19.

The hospital organization says contact tracing is underway and all staff and patients on the unit will be tested.

Read more: Hastings Prince Edward Public Health warns of COVID-19 spread among under-30 crowd

For the next two weeks, or for the duration of the outbreak, visitations on the unit will be paused except for end-of-life situations.

To set up a virtual visit with those staying in the Quinte 5 unit, visit Quinte Health Care’s website. 

The outbreak was declared by both Quinte Health Care and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. Under provincial guidelines, an outbreak must be declared at a hospital when at least two cases are identified at the institution within a 14-day period.

Click to play video: COVID-19 update: with Dr. Christopher Labos
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