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One of four COVID-19 outbreaks at Royal Inland Hospital declared over

There remain three active outbreaks at the Kamloops hospital
Royal Inland Hospital
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue.

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.