COVID-19 outbreak declared at Saint-Boniface hospital after 2 patients contracted disease

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An outbreak has been declared at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg after two patients contracted COVID-19 at the hospital.A letter to staff and doctors on Friday, of which CBC obtained a copy, says a ‘cluster’ of COVID-19 cases connected to the E6 unit were recently identified, prompting testing of all contacts potentially exposed between October 5 and October. 16.

This unit is now closed to admissions and visits are limited, although the hospital remains open.

“The hospital is safe for patients and other approved visitors / designated essential support persons,” the internal letter reads.

CBC News has reached out to the province and St. Boniface Hospital for comment.

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