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Twelve cases of COVID-19 reported at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home

Ten residents and two staff members at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home have tested positive for COVID-19.
Estevan Regional Nursing Home
The Estevan Regional Nursing Home.

ESTEVAN - The Saskatchewan Health Authority is reporting 12 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home (ERNH), and the Saskatchewan Health Authority has declared an outbreak.

Ten residents and two staff members have tested positive for the virus. In an email to the Mercury, Bill Carney, a media relations specialist with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, said the majority of those who have tested positive have had mild symptoms.

Citing privacy reasons, the Saskatchewan Health Authority did not release information on how many people have been hospitalized. 

Of the 55 residents at the nursing home, 98 per cent have been fully vaccinated, Carney said.

The outbreak was declared at the ERNH on Sept. 9. 

Infection Control and Public Health continue to work with management and staff at the nursing home to implement outbreak control measures to mitigate the effects of this outbreak.

The facility is currently at level 3, allowing for compassionate care visitors. 

The ERNH did not have a case of COVID-19 for well over a year after the pandemic hit Saskatchewan in March 2020. 

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