COVID-19 outbreak declared at Edmundston Regional Hospital

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The Vitalité Health Network has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Edmundston Regional Hospital.

As of Friday, the facility had 14 admitted patients with COVID-19, including three in ICU, and exposures in three nursing units.

The Network says admissions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on each patient's condition, and limited to cases where admission is required.

Visits by designated support persons are suspended until further notice, except for patients at end-of-life and in obstetrics, pediatrics, and intensive care.

Vitalité says there is a "slowdown of activities" in surgical, ambulatory care, professional, and medical imaging services, and patients are asked to only come to the hospital for bloodwork in cases where it cannot wait.

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