Anyone discharged from Windsor Regional Hospital asked to self-monitor following multiple COVID-19 outbreaks

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Windsor Regional Hospital is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks across multiple units.  (Mike Evans/CBC - image credit)
Windsor Regional Hospital is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks across multiple units. (Mike Evans/CBC - image credit)

Windsor Regional Hospital is asking anyone recently discharged from the facility to monitor themselves for COVID-19 systems, following multiple outbreaks across several units.

In a media release issued Tuesday, hospital officials say 15 patients have tested positive for COVID-19 due to outbreak on multiple hospital floors, including:

  • 6 East, Ouellette Campus.

  • 2 North, Ouellette Campus.

  • 8 North, Met Campus.

Another two units — 7 North, Ouellette Campus and 4 Medical, Met Campus — are on "high alert" and being monitored for an outbreak, say officials.

According to the hospital, fewer than five patients in each of these units have tested positive.

The hospital said admissions to these units continues.

Due to the size of the outbreak, Windsor Regional Hospital is asking that anyone discharged from the hospital to self-monitor themselves for up to 10 days.

The hospital said they continue to take COVID-19 precautions including testing any new patients for COVID-19 whether they are symptomatic or not.

The outbreak at the hospital comes as a surge of suspected Omicron variant cases have swept the region.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported 69 people are hospitalized as of Tuesday, including 16 people in intensive care.

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