- Canada News – There are some concerns in the Greater Toronto area after a major hospital in Mississauga announced an outbreak of the Coronavirus virus inside Tuesday evening.
On March 31, four patients in the same unit were infected with the virus at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga.
And since four new cases were found in the same unit of the hospital and in such a short period of time, this is considered an active outbreak, and not just the emergence of new cases.
According to a statement issued by Trillium Health Partners (THP) hospital operators, they are working closely with the Peel Public Health Authority to protect patients and current employees.
“Under the direction of THP, the unit has been put in place with appropriate precautionary measures, all steps have been taken to manage and determine which individual is likely to be exposed to the virus, and all other patients in the unit who have symptoms associated with the Corona virus will be monitored,” the statement said.
According to CBC, immediate precautions were taken to protect patients and other employees, including the no-visitor policy.
It is worth noting that Credit Valley Hospital serves most of North Mississauga, including Streetsville, Meadowvale and Erin Mills.
It is just over 15 minutes’ drive from the Toronto Mississauga University campus.
“The hospital continues to take robust measures to care for our community during the Corona epidemic,” Michelle Demanuel, THP President and CEO said in a press release on March 30.
It is worth noting, on Tuesday, Ontario Public Schools extended their closure until at least May, leaving students out of school through distance learning.
Toronto also announced that it will cancel all events in the city until the end of June, including the annual pride parade taking place at the end of that month.
As of March 31, there are nearly 2,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the province of Ontario.