COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Tofino General Hospital

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Tofino General Hospital

A COVID-19 outbreak at the Tofino General Hospital (TGH) has been declared over by Island Health.

The outbreak at TGH was first declared on Oct. 12.

Since then, a total of six people tested positive for COVID-19.

Upon declaring the outbreak, Island Health immediately implemented precautions, including enhanced cleaning, as well as contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, students, and patients.

Recent follow-up tests have shown that all patients and staff are now negative for the disease and the outbreak has officially been declared over.

“We want to acknowledge our staff and medical staff who provided excellent care to our patients under challenging circumstances, everyone involved in our COVID response, and our community for your ongoing support,” reads a statement from Island Health.

There are currently no COVID-19 outbreaks in the Island Health region.


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