Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Four cases of COVID-19 at QEH

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With four people at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) testing positive for COVID-19, three of whom are staff, management is appealing to the public not to visit the institution unless absolutely necessary.

Executive chairman Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland and Acting Director of Medical Services Dr Clyde Cave confirmed the cases yesterday, with Cave giving the assurance the situation was under control.

“We have identified four people who have contracted COVID from outside in the community. They have been placed on leave and the areas in which they had worked have been sanitised.

“We have two members of our Medical Intensive Care Unit who tested positive, but all their preliminary contacts have tested negative so far and will be retested; one patient who had been identified after discharge but that situation has also been investigated and tested, and we have one support staff worker who was in indirect contact and that [situation] also has been contained,” he said. (CA)

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