CCH celebrates having no active COVID-19 patients

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CCH celebrates having no active COVID-19 patients
CCH staff celebrating being COVID free on Thursday, March 17, 2022. Photo from Twitter.

CORNWALL, Ontario – In a statement published on their social media, the Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) celebrated having zero active COVID-19 patients in their care as of Thursday, March 17.

“We’re extremely happy to report that there are no patients with active COVID-19 currently admitted at CCH; a far cry from where we were at the peak of Omicron in January, when dozens of patients were admitted at CCH simultaneously. Needless to say it’s a moment worth celebrating,” reads a statement from the CCH.

On Jan. 18 of this year the CCH announced that they had the highest number of COVID-19 patients admitted to their hospital than at any other point during the pandemic.

That day the CCH had 45 COVID-19 patients in their care, and on top of that had 33 staff members off work due to the virus.

At that time, the CCH chose to postpone non-urgent surgeries and redeployed clinical staff to care for the influx of patients. They also identified space within the hospital were they could care for the additional patients.

As of Wednesday, March 16 the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) reported only two individuals in the entire region were hospitalized with COVID-19.

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