These are extraordinary times and CAMH is committed to transparency and communication with the community that we serve. We have committed to providing daily updates on the status of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and actions that we are taking to keep staff and patients safe.
CAMH has 9 patients and 15 staff with positive COVID-19 diagnoses. This is change from 8 patients and 14 staff as reported yesterday. Both the new patient and new staff positive diagnoses are from a unit that is already a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak unit, so there are no changes to the locations or numbers of suspected or confirmed outbreak units (which are 3-1, 3-5 and Geriatric Inpatient Unit A).
We continue to work with our partners at Toronto Public Health on reporting, surveillance and infection control. Our staff continually monitors and follows the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) recommendation from public health as they are updated, including screening and use of personal protective equipment.
We thank our staff and physicians for their continued work to care for our patients during these challenging times.
For more information on what CAMH is doing to protect staff and patients, visit http://www.camh.ca/en/camh-news-and-stories/novel-coronavirus-update.
Correction above to change incorrect reference to 'General Forensic Unit A' - the correct name of the unit is Geriatric Inpatient Unit A.