Officials report COVID outbreak at Halifax Infirmary of Queen Elizabeth II hospital

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia health authorities say there is a COVID-19 outbreak at a Halifax hospital.

They said today in a statement that the outbreak is at the Halifax Infirmary site of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre.

They did not give details on how many patients have tested positive but said fewer than five have been "impacted."

They say everyone is being monitored and infection prevention and control measures are being put in place.

Authorities are also reporting 581 new cases of COVID-19.

Of the new infections reported Monday, authorities say 420 cases are in Central Zone.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 27, 2021.

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