COVID-19 outbreak at KGH declared over after 16 cases, one death

KGH outbreak declared over

The latest COVID-19 outbreak at Kelowna General Hospital has been declared over, after 16 people contracted the virus and one person died.

The outbreak was declared on Jan. 11 in Unit 3W, which is a surgical unit.

Eight staff members and eight patients contracted the virus over the past two weeks, and one of these 16 people died.

The local hospital has dealt with several outbreaks throughout the pandemic.

With the latest KGH outbreak declared over, there remains COVID outbreaks at 11 long-term care homes and one assisted living facility in the Interior.

Of the 62 active healthcare facility outbreaks across the province, 11 are in acute care facilities like hospitals.

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