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Outbreak declared over at RVH's cancer palliative unit

Due to ongoing community spread and variant's presence, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre continues to restrict visitors across all units
2019-03-14 RVH RB 1
Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

NEWS RELEASE
ROYAL VICTORIA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTRE
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Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), in consultation with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, has declared the COVID-19 outbreak on its Cancer Palliative Unit over. The unit is once again open to transfers and new admissions.

Four inpatient units over the past month were in outbreak – Integrated Stroke and Rehabilitation (ISU), Transitional Care Unit (TCU), Specialized Seniors Care and the Cancer Palliative unit.

Due to the ongoing community spread and the presence of the variant, RVH continues to restrict visitors across all units in the health centre. Some exceptions may be permitted.

Summary of outbreak numbers – all outbreaks declared over:

ISU
10 patients
five related deaths
17 staff

TCU
eight patients
two related deaths
nine staff

Seniors Care
four patients
four related deaths
zero staff

Cancer Palliative
two patients
one related death
one staff

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