On Saturday, Inside Well being introduced that one affected person and one employees member on the largest hospital in B.C’s Inside have examined optimistic for COVID-19.
The outbreak is positioned in Unit 5B, with Inside Well being stating there’s no proof presently of COVID-19 transmission to different areas of KGH.
Inside Well being added that the 5B outbreak will not be linked to the continuing outbreak on unit 4B that was declared on Feb. 22.
That outbreak, in accordance with the well being company, has seven instances — six sufferers and one employees member. Two deaths have additionally been linked to that outbreak.
“Outbreak management measures are in place and a crew of an infection management and communicable illness specialists, together with KGH scientific employees and leaders, are assembly every day to comprise the outbreak,” Inside Well being stated in a press launch.
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“The hospital stays secure to attend for appointments and emergency care. Please proceed with any scheduled procedures. Self-isolation or COVID-19 testing will not be required after visiting the hospital.”
Inside Well being additionally issued a reminder to restrict socialization and to observe public well being pointers.
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