VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A high well being official stated Monday he does not understand how a COVID-19 outbreak unfold to 30 sufferers and staff at a Vancouver hospital.
The reason for the December outbreak at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Middle stays underneath investigation, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. However Dr. Lawrence Neville, chief medical heart for PeaceHealth Columbia Community, stated the hospital’s COVID-19 cluster will be traced to 1 affected person who initially examined unfavorable solely to check constructive days later.
The hospital grew to become conscious Dec. 27 of the constructive check for that affected person. Neville stated all hospital sufferers had been examined and the outbreak was remoted to 1 unit.
As of Monday, 56 healthcare employees remained quarantined due to 11 confirmed instances amongst staffers.
PeaceHealth stated it submitted samples Monday to find out if the COVID-19 is a mutated type of the virus, which has been present in a number of states and prompted the UK to situation new restrictions.
Neville stated the contaminated sufferers and employees are “doing nicely,” and that he wasn’t conscious of any being admitted to the ICU as of Sunday.