COVID-19 found in Brisbane hospital ward ONE WEEK after it was deep cleaned
Engineering consultants are inspecting a Brisbane hospital’s infectious diseases ward after traces of coronavirus turned up in testing there, one week after it was deep cleaned.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Ward 5D was shut from March 30 and deep cleaned after it was found to be at the centre of two virus clusters involving 23 cases, which resulted in a snap three-day lockdown of Greater Brisbane last month.
Metro South Hospital and Health Service says deep cleaning was undertaken by contractors last week, but testing has found the virus is still in Ward 5D.
“Subsequently, testing has shown COVID-19 related virus in Ward 5D, and further cleaning will be occurring of the ward today,” a spokesperson told AAP on Wednesday.