AHS declares COVID-19 outbreak at the Peter Lougheed Center in Calgary – Calgary


Alberta Health Services confirmed on Sunday that there was an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Peter Lougheed Center in Calgary.AHS declared the outbreak on August 20 due to six positive cases among patients and staff at a mental health and addiction unit.

“The unit undergoes a thorough cleaning and remains a safe and suitable place for patients to continue to be treated,” AHS said in a statement.

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Contact tracing is ongoing, the health authority said, and all patients and staff have been offered a COVID-19 test.

“The situation is closely monitored and reviewed by many healthcare professionals, and patients and staff on the unit are regularly examined for symptoms and signs related to COVID-19,” AHS said.

“We have also increased our symptom screening and infection prevention and control measures on the unit to ensure the continued safety of all patients and staff.”

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The center remains open.

“It is a safe and appropriate facility to receive emergency procedures and scheduled care,” AHS said.

Depending on the province, outbreaks are declared when there are two or more cases of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities or when cases in other facilities reach five.

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