There is no longer an outbreak of COVID-19 at a hospital in Nanaimo.
Island Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Saturday. An outbreak at the hospital was first declared by Island Health back on Nov. 11 after receiving “evidence of transmission between staff” working at the transitions unit within the facility.
“With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in acute sites, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases related to this outbreak at the site,” the health authority said in a statement.
A total of five cases, all involving staff members, were connected to the outbreak, but no patients were affected, according to Island Health.
The health authority says it has since implemented a range of new safety measures and precautions including enhanced cleaning and contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, students, and patients.
The transitions unit at the hospital is now open to new admissions and transfers.