CHSLD D’Youville in Sherbrooke experiences minor COVID-19 outbreak

By Michael Boriero – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

One resident and one employee at the CHSLD D’Youville in Sherbrooke tested positive for COVID-19 this past weekend.
In a statement to The Record, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS said, “a 24-bed unit at the CHSLD D’Youville in Sherbrooke is currently having a COVID-19 outbreak. The confirmations of two positive tests were received between Friday and yesterday.”
The statement from the communications department added that the employee went home as soon as they started to exhibit symptoms. The facility launched an epidemiological investigation and took additional quarantine measures without any delays.
According to the investigation report, the employee followed the health and safety guidelines. After D’Youville discovered a resident tested positive for the virus on Sunday, a mobile testing team was dispatched to test staff and residents in the unit.
The long-term care facility placed all residents into isolation and families were contacted on Sunday to inform them of the developing situation. They also began testing every employee in the facility yesterday.
Before going to press, The Record received another statement from the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS announcing the 24-person unit is still considered an outbreak. As of yet, no other residents or workers have tested positive for the virus, but they are still waiting to receive all of the test results.Quebec health officials recorded another 55 cases of COVID-19 in the province for a total of 61,206. One person has passed away from the virus bringing the total to 5,721 deaths, 120 people are hospitalized and 25 people remain in ICU.According to the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, the region added 8 new cases since the last update for a total of 770 cases, including 44 hospitalized cases and 3 people in ICU. The Townships’ health authority also recorded one death for a total of 22.

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