(Nanaimo Regional General Hospital)

Island Health has announced that a COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is over.

“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 on Saturday.

The outbreak was detected after the virus was transmitted between staff on the Transitions Unit, and Island Health declared an outbreak on November 11.

Five staff members contracted COVID-19 during the course of this outbreak, and no patients were affected.

The Transitions Unit at NRGH is now open to new admissions and transfers.

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