Covid-19 outbreak confirmed in Ninewells surgical ward By Graham Brown January 24 2021, 5.03pm Updated: January 25 2021, 8.32am Ninewells Hospital. [[title]] [[text]] An error occurred. Please try again. [[success]] Email address Sign up Tayside health chiefs are dealing with a coronavirus outbreak in a surgical ward at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital. It was confirmed on Sunday a “small number” of cases linked to Ward 10 are being investigated. Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. The ward remains operational. Patients and staff are being offered testing for the virus. A spokesperson for NHS Tayside said, “NHS Tayside’s Infection Prevention and Control Team is investigating a small number of cases of Covid-19 in connection to ward 10 at Ninewells Hospital. “All appropriate infection prevention and control measures have been put in place. “Patients in the ward are being clinically assessed and monitored and offered testing where this is appropriate. “As a precaution, staff are also being offered testing. “Close contacts have been identified and given appropriate advice and support.” More from The Courier Omicron variant: World races to contain new Covid threat New Omicron variant triggers travel bans as fears spread across globe Emergence of new virus variant in Africa stokes worldwide fears What do we know about the new Covid variant and how worried should we be?