COVID-19 outbreak declared in ward of Guelph, Ont. hospital

Guelph General Hospital and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health have declared an outbreak of COVID-19 inside a ward of the hospital.

In a joint statement on Thursday, Public Health and the hospital said they were aware of four healthcare workers that had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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“As the virus spreads, we expect there will be more,” Marianne Walker, CEO of Guelph General Hospital, said. “We will work with Public Health to identify those who are at risk and contact them immediately.”

The outbreak has been declared in Ward 4E and officials said they are taking immediate measures to protect staff and patients.

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