London, Ont., hospital says COVID-19 outbreaks are over after 23 patient deaths

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LONDON, Ont. — A London, Ont., hospital has declared itself free of COVID-19 outbreaks after 23 deaths and more than 150 infections.

London Health Sciences Center says University Hospital is outbreak-free as of Dec. 30.

The hospital announced the news along with condolences to the families of the 23 patients who died from COVID-19 over the last several weeks.

In total, 92 staff members and 82 patient cases tested positive since Nov. 10.

There were 11 unit-level outbreaks at University Hospital since that date.

The hospital was open for emergencies but began redirecting some admissions to other facilities as the situation worsened.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 31, 2020.

The Canadian Press