Interior Health says COVID-19 outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops is over

RIH outbreak over, IH says

A month after it began, the COVID-19 outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital has been declared over by Interior Health.

In a statement issued Monday, IH president and CEO Susan Brown thanked hospital staff for their efforts during the outbreak, which was declared on Jan. 22.

“We are deeply saddened that four people linked to this COVID-19 outbreak succumbed to their illness,” she said.

“I would like to send our condolences to the loved ones and caregivers of those who passed away, and our sincerest appreciation for the efforts made by the entire hospital community who worked tirelessly to contain the outbreak.”

The RIH outbreak infected 105 people — 69 staff and 36 patients.

An hour before the statement declaring the RIH outbreak over, IH issued a bulletin declaring a five-case outbreak at Kelowna General Hospital.

Three outbreaks are still considered active in Kamloops care homes.

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