18 positives cases and 1 death connected to Foothills Medical Centre outbreaks
CALGARY -- Alberta Health Services confirms two units at a hospital in northwest Calgary have outbreaks of the disease connected to the novel coronavirus.
Officials say, as of Monday afternoon, a total of 14 patients and four staff members of the Foothills Medical Centre have recently tested positive for COVID-19.
The outbreaks have been declared in a cardiac care unit and a general medicine unit. There are currently 57 staff members in isolation.
According to AHS, one patient, age not released, has died in connection with the outbreaks.
In a statement released Monday afternoon, AHS said the Foothills Medical Centre "remains a safe place to visit and receive care" and "there is no increased risk to patients coming to the hospital."
As of Saturday, there was a single outbreak at the hospital and control measures, including the halting of visits to the unit except for end of life situations, had been introduced.
Alberta Health Services originally indicated three units at the Foothills Medical Centre had outbreaks as of Monday morning. On Monday afternoon, AHS indicated there were two units with outbreaks.