PeaceHealth says cluster ‘beneath management’ as Cowlitz County reviews 13 new COVID-19 circumstances | Native

On Monday, PeaceHealth St. John introduced it was investigating potential COVID-19 publicity inside the hospital as a result of six present and discharged sufferers examined constructive after testing adverse once they have been first admitted.

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Final week, the hospital recognized three inpatients and three discharged sufferers who examined constructive for COVID-19, Carnes wrote in an e mail Monday. The sufferers have been in numerous models and have been all asymptomatic.

Krager stated the character of the hospital setting makes discovering the supply of the cluster troublesome.

“Discovering out who it was or the place it got here from is a large problem,” he stated. “There’s a lot occurring within the hospital … it’s a difficult investigation, however I really feel assured it’s beneath management.”

“Security stays a prime precedence for PeaceHealth. This consists of adherence to CDC and state tips, workers sporting private protecting gear and masks, taking the each day temperature of all workers, testing all admitted sufferers, conducting surveillance (repeat) testing on admitted sufferers on day 5 and once more on day 7, proscribing guests, and caring for COVID sufferers on a devoted, remoted unit,” Carnes stated in a Thursday e mail.

Reviews of variant pressure

The state Division of Well being introduced Thursday night that it’s going to publish a weekly COVID-19 sequencing and variant report with the objective of offering a statewide view of sequencing capability and information. The report might be up to date each Thursday.

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