B.C. hospitals can put COVID-positive and negative patients in same rooms: top doctor

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B.C. health officials acknowledge it's not an ideal scenario, but one hospitals across the province may need to consider. With record number of COVID-related hospitalizations, some acute care facilities might not have enough space to continue keeping test-positive patients separated from others.
4 months ago

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CBC News

B.C. to allow COVID-positive and double-vaxxed patients to share hospital rooms

Due to record-high hospitalizations, COVID-positive patients in hospitals are being placed in the same room with double-vaccinated people who do not have the virus, British Columbia health officials said.

4 months ago·Canada
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CTV News

B.C. hospitals can put COVID-positive and negative patients in same rooms: top doctor

Patients who don’t have COVID-19 could end up in the same hospital rooms as patients who do have the virus, B.C. health officials said Friday.

4 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Global News

Patients with and without COVID can share hospital rooms, Fraser Health says | Globalnews.ca

New COVID-19 cohorting rules cite evolving epidemiology around the Omicron variant, which they say "generally causes mild disease particularly in fully vaccinated individuals."

4 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Globe & Mail

B.C. adjusts rules on sharing hospital rooms

Patients who test positive for COVID-19 with mild or no symptoms can share rooms with those who are uninfected, twice-vaccinated

4 months ago·Canada
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