All water restrictions lifted at Mount Carmel Grove City amid Legionnaires' outbreak

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The water at Mount Carmel Grove City is safe to use on all floors, the hospital announced on Friday.

Water filters were installed on the first and lower levels of the hospital, leading to the removal of the final water-use restrictions that had been in place for about a week amid a Leigionnaire’s disease outbreak.

Restrictions on floors two through seven were lifted on Thursday.

Mount Carmel is in the process of implementing its permanent solution to legionella, said Dr. Richard Streck, chief clinical operations officer.

Those measures include additional disinfection system and extensive testing, he said in a written statement.

Fourteen people have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease at the hospital. One patient, Deanna “Dee” Rezes, 75, died Sunday at the hospital.

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