Outbreak at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories up to nine cases

A sign welcomes people at the entrance to the Chalk River Laboratories nuclear plant in Chalk River, Ont., on Monday, July 9, 2012. (Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A COVID-19 outbreak at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Chalk River campus is now up to nine confirmed cases. 

The outbreak at the facility was announced last week after two employees had tested positive for the virus. The numbers have steadily increased, with the company reporting six cases earlier in the week before announcing an update on Tuesday. 

"All affected employees are following the direction of the Renfrew County and District Health Unit," CNL said in a statement. 

"CNL is working closely with public health officials and continues to maintain extensive workplace measures to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 at its sites to protect the health and safety of its workers, contractors and visitors." 

Renfrew County reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday with numbers for the area expected to be updated Wednesday afternoon.