St. Paulâ€™s Hospital has reopened two of three outbreak units after a series of norovirus outbreaks closed the units to new admissions January 5, 2011.
The total number of cases of norovirus or gastrointestinal illness remains at 32 patients and 46 staff members http://www.globalsaskatoon.com/story.html?id=4139691
Since Jan 14, the total number of cases grew by 15 to a total of 68 â€” 30 patients and 38 staff members. The increase is a combination of new cases along with others that have now been confirmed to be norovirus.
The first sign of norovirus in the medical unit of St. Paul's appears on January 2, but since then another seven people -- including patients and staff--have been infected.
The unit remains quarantined, which means staff have restricted visitors and new admissions and transfers to the unit.
St. Paulâ€™s Hospital reopened 5th Medicine to new admissions and visitors on Mondayâ€”the last of three units to reopen after being affected by norovirus outbreaks since January 5. The outbreak is now declared over. http://www.globalsaskatoon.com/story.html?id=4164842