Maisonneuve-Rosemont and Santa Cabrini Hospitals hit by COVID-19 outbreaks

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Well being authorities are asking the general public to keep away from utilizing the emergency rooms of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont et Santa Cabrini Hospitals as a result of each establishments are struggling a number of outbreaks of COVID-19.

On the Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital, outbreaks had been recognized in 10 models. Eight sufferers and 15 workers examined optimistic there on Tuesday. On the Santa Cabrini, 5 sufferers and 5 workers examined optimistic.

“We’ve had small outbreaks because the begin of the second wave, however clearly for us to publish an alert, that is pretty severe,” stated Christian Merciari, spokesman for the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the regional well being authority accountable for the 2 hospitals. “Clearly if it’s one thing really pressing folks can are available in, however we ask as a lot as attainable that residents attempt to use one other clinic or hospital. It could assist us lots.”

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