Mild symptoms reported as 3 COVID-19 outbreaks declared at Parkwood Institute – CBC

Outbreak control measures in place, including isolation of those symptomatic

Jul 04, 2024

At least 14 people have tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of three outbreaks in the main building of London’s Parkwood Institute.

St. Joseph’s Health Care London said those infected were showing mild cold-like symptoms, including cough, nasal congestion and body aches.

One outbreak was declared on Friday and a second on Tuesday in resident units 3 Kent/Essex and 4 Bruce/Elgin of Parkwood’s veterans care program, impacting 11 people.

A total of 69 people reside in both units, and a majority of residents in the program are in their late 80s and early 90s, a spokesperson said.

The third outbreak was declared on Tuesday in the facility’s complex care unit, 3B West, with three cases. Patients in the unit are short stay patients needing specific physical rehabilitation, according to Parkwood.

Kelsi Break, a spokesperson for St. Joseph’s Health Care London, said outbreak control measures were in place at Parkwood to limit spread of the virus, including by isolating symptomatic residents to the same room.

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