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SHA declares COVID-19 outbreak at Meadow Lake Hospital ended

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has ended a COVID-19 outbreak warning at the Meadow Lake Hospital.

The outbreak was originally called on May 5th, after a health care worker tested positive for COVID-19. That case was linked to community transmission. After that single case was confirmed, the outbreak was declared and contact tracing began. Close contacts to the worker were tested and began the 14-day self-isolation.

Medical Health Officer Dr. Mandian​gu Nsungu says all patients or workers who came into contact with the COVID-19 positive person have all tested negative for COVID-19. As such, the outbreak is now considered over.

The SHA is also taking the time to remind people that the key to avoiding COVID-19 is to maintain healthy habits, such as hand-washing, physical distancing and staying home if someone is sick.

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