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BHB: Two Long Term Care Units Quarantined

[Updated] Bermuda Hospitals Board confirmed that “two of its long term care units are being quarantined due to a number of positive Covid test results in the resident population.”

A spokesperson said, “Family members are being contacted and visitation has been paused until the quarantine is lifted. Anyone who is thinking of visiting a long term care unit resident should call the unit before attending.”

Chief of Staff, Dr Wesley Miller, comments: “We have very well established processes to follow when residents in our long term care units test positive that protect residents, staff and families.

“While many Covid protocols have relaxed, we have continued with regular surveillance testing for residents on long term care units, as well as testing all patients admitted to acute care areas both at KEMH and MWI. This is a reminder that Covid, along with flu and other respiratory infections are circulating in Bermuda and we still need to protect the people most vulnerable to complications.”

The spokesperson said, “BHB refers queries about exact Covid figures for Bermuda to the Ministry of Health.”

Update: BHB noted that, “There have been both resident and staff positives. As per BHB protocols, all staff in the affected units have been tested.”

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