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Three patients dead: Edmonton hospital declares full COVID-19 outbreak

BY The Canadian Press, Jul 8, 2020 2:19 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Jul 8, 2020 9:20 PM

File - An outbreak at the Misericordia Community Hospital was first declared by Alberta's chief medical health officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw two weeks ago, and restrictions were tightened as case numbers increased. (The Canadian Press)

A hospital in Edmonton is no longer admitting patients due to a full outbreak of COVID-19.

An outbreak at the Misericordia Community Hospital was first declared by Alberta's chief medical health officer two weeks ago, and restrictions were tightened as case numbers increased.

Alberta Health Services says that 20 patients and 15 staff have tested positive.

Three patients have died from the infection.

The hospital, which is run by Catholic health provider Covenant Health, is not allowing visitors except in end of life situations and is postponing day procedures.

The health agency says people who were to come in for health services are being contacted and will be cared for at another city hospital.

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