New COVID-19 case at Misericordia as outbreak grows

A new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at the Misericordia Community Hospital.

The hospital reported one additional patient case on Oct. 16.

A total of 14 patients have now tested positive for the virus. Nine staff members have also contracted the virus, a number that has been unchanged since Oct. 14.

A new outbreak was declared at the hospital on Oct. 8. According to Covenant Health, three units of the hospital are affected.

Coronavirus outbreaks have also been declared at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and Leduc Community Hospital, but no new cases have been reported at either one of those locations since Friday.