One of four ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 at Royal Inland Hospital has been declared over.
Interior Health announced on Nov. 23 that the outbreak on Unit 7 North, a renal/cardiac ward, has ended. It began on Nov. 8.
One person died in the outbreak, which was the second of the four to be declared, growing to six cases — five amongst patients and one involving a staff member. That ward’s last detected case of COVID-19 came on Nov. 18, when 7 North recorded its sixth case.
The other three outbreaks remain ongoing.
Unit 5 South, a medical ward (declared on Nov. 2), has 29 cases — 21 patients and eight staff with two deaths connected to the outbreak — with no new cases recorded in the past four days.
Unit 6 South, a surgical ward (declared on Nov. 13), has 10 patient cases and has not recorded a new case in about six days.
Unit 5 North, a stroke/rehab ward (declared on Nov. 13), has 12 cases — six staff and six patients infected — up one since Nov. 22.