Island Health’s outbreak response has identified one additional patient case related to the COVID-19 outbreak declared at Tofino General Hospital (TGH) on October 12.
This additional case is not the result of new or ongoing transmission at TGH. In total, five patients have tested positive related to this outbreak.
The outbreak at TGH continues to be limited to the inpatient unit. The emergency department and the rest of the hospital remains open. There has been no impact to other areas of the hospital at this time.
Upon declaring the outbreak, Island Health immediately implemented precautions, including enhanced cleaning and contact tracing to protect the health of all patients, staff and medical staff. Communication with patients, families and staff is ongoing.
Island Health has implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care, acute care, assisted living and independent living facilities.
We would like to reassure the community that TGH remains open and ready to provide safe care. If you require emergency care, please do not hesitate to visit the emergency room immediately.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit: www.islandhealth.ca/covid19.