LHSC thanks community as UH outbreak-free for the first time since early November
Published Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:31AM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:15PM EST
Vehicles are seen stopped outside the London Health Sciences Centre's University Hospital in London, Ont., Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (Jim Knight / CTV News)
LONDON, ONT. -- University Hospital is now outbreak free for the first time since Nov. 10, though there is one ongoing outbreak at Victoria Hospital.
The London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) took to social media Wednesday evening to thank everyone for their efforts.
There have been 11 unit-level outbreaks at University Hospital since Nov. 10, with 92 staff and 82 associated patient cases as well as 23 deaths.
The end of the final outbreak, the 4IP General Medicine unit, was first announced Tuesday by LHSC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Adam Dukelow.
There remains one outbreak at Victoria Hospital, in the D5-300 Medicine unit, which was declared Thursday. It involves fewer than five patient and five staff cases and no deaths.
Outbreaks in two other units at the hospital are over, including one in the C5-100 ENT/Burns/Plastics which also concluded Thursday.