Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital now over on Monday, October 25th.

The outbreak, which was declared on October 12th, saw six patients test positive for COVID-19 in relation to the outbreak.

“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,” Island Health said in a statement.

Upon declaring the outbreak, Island Health 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,” the health authority said.

There were five new health-care facility outbreak outbreaks announced on Monday across BC, bringing the total number of active outbreaks in the province to 29.

There are currently no active healthcare outbreaks in the Island Health region with the Tofino General Hospital declared over.

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