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COVID-19 outbreak at London, Ont., hospital expands to surgical units

LONDON, Ont. — An outbreak that prompted a London, Ont., hospital to stop new admissions at its medical wards has expanded to some of its surgical units. Middlesex-London Health Unit has ordered a pause to all visitations at University Hospital.

LONDON, Ont. — An outbreak that prompted a London, Ont., hospital to stop new admissions at its medical wards has expanded to some of its surgical units.

Middlesex-London Health Unit has ordered a pause to all visitations at University Hospital.

Only visitors for dying patients are allowed.

London Health Sciences Centre did not say whether the newly affected surgical units will remain open.

The health network had said that new medical patients at University Hospital will be transferred to Victoria Hospital.

As of Thursday, there were two deaths, 21 patients, 23 staff cases linked to the outbreak.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 25, 2020.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

The Canadian Press