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Island Health declares end to COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino hospital

Six people tested positive for COVID-19 in relation to the outbreak

Island Health officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital over on Monday, Oct. 25.

“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,” Monday’s announcement reads. “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…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.”

Six people tested positive for COVID-19 in relation to the outbreak, which was announced on Oct. 12.

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Andrew Bailey

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I arrived at the Westerly News as a reporter and photographer in January 2012.
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