Two new COVID-19 cases linked to Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak

Island Health has confirmed two additional people have tested positive for COVID-19, related to the outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. One patient and one staff member have tested positive. To date, there have been nine staff members and ten patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

No new sources of transmission have been identified since the outbreak was declared on December 1. The testing continues to confirm that the outbreak is limited to acute care areas of the hospital. Patients in the acute care areas continue to be closely monitored for symptoms and staff testing continues. 

The hospital remains closed to acute admissions. The emergency department remains open and ready to provide safe care. If you require emergency care, please visit the emergency room immediately.

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital laboratory service outpatient collections have temporarily moved to our Keating Cross Road lab, located at 2140A Keating Cross Road. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

It is important to note that other outpatient services, including medical imaging and day surgery, are open and we want people to know that it is safe to access these services. 
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