Another KZN hospital closes as 19 test positive for Covid-19, including two babies

A clinic in Stanger, north of Durban, has shut its ways to new patients after 19 individuals tried positive for Covid-19. 


The General Justice Gizenga Memorial medical clinic, some time ago the Stanger emergency clinic, will at present taking new patients with "quick impact", said the KwaZulu-Natal wellbeing office. 


The office said that the 19 cases included "nine moms, two infants, four specialists and one medical caretaker". 

"As an office, we are amazingly worried by these turns of events and have critically practiced our protected commitment to forestall a further flare-up of the infection," it said. 


"What is of specific worry to us is the way that these contaminations have occurred regardless of the emergency clinic's disease anticipation and control (IPC) measures, just as the essential individual defensive hardware (PPE) that has been made accessible to staff." 


It said the main case was a clinical specialist from the emergency clinic's pediatric office, who became sick on April 26 and got her test results on April 29. 


An examination has been dispatch to "try to set up, among others, where the infection originated from and how it had the option to spread at such a fast rate inside the medical clinic". 


"The emergency clinic, with 219 patients, has viably been transformed into an isolate site. All staff and patients in the careful ward and ICU have been tried. The rest of the staff and patients will be tried this [Monday] night and tomorrow [Tuesday]," said the office. 


"This break plan will be rethought in the following 24 hours."

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