The Lake of the Wood District Hospital outbreak has expanded to include ten patients.

On Saturday, the hospital activated its pandemic plan in response to two hospital patients testing positive for COVID-19.

red. LWDH will reach out to anyone who was scheduled to attend an appointment to advise of changes / cancellations."

Essential services such as dialysis and chemotherapy will continue.

The release went on to say, "The hospital is working with the Northwestern Health Unit to determine the source of the outbreak and has created an isolated COVID-19 ward to mitigate risk of further spread. Significant staff testing is occurring on-site as well as through the ANHP COVID-19 Assessment Centre."

On Sunday, the Northwestern Health Unit reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 across the district.