First confirmed case of COVID-19 at the MUHC

The McGill University Health Centre announces a first case of confirmed COVID-19 in one of its sites. A young adult is currently in isolation.

This individual, who has recently returned to Montreal from a trip to Europe, presented to the Emergency Department with respiratory tract symptoms, and test results were positive for COVID-19.

All physicians, nurses and other MUHC employees who may have come into contact with the patient have been contacted. Since all appropriate precautions were taken, these staff members have not been asked to stay home.

The MUHC has informed the Ministry of Health and Social Services and Quebec’s public health department, who immediately started an investigation on this patient’s travels and movements before returning to Canada and in Montreal.

It is important to note that any chances of transmission of COVID-19 related to this incident remain extremely low. The MUHC has put in place a series of measures and triage protocols to rapidly identify suspected cases of COVID-19. We will continue to work collaboratively with our partners in the healthcare network to protect the health and safety of our patients, their families and our employees in the context of this rapidly evolving situation.  

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