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Island Health upgrades, relocates COVID collection sites

Island Health is taking steps to winterize the working and collection environments for staff and patients at COVID-19 collection sites throughout the region. 

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Saanich Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 outbreak update

Island Health has identified two additional cases of COVID-19 linked to the outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital (SPH). These two new cases were identified following a second round of patient testing.

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Saanich Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 outbreak update; lab services temporarily relocated

Island Health has identified two additional cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital (SPH). One patient and one staff member have tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to seven patients and five staff members.

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Update to COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Island Health has identified four additional cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. One patient and three staff members have tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to six patients and four staff members.

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COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital (SPH) after evidence of transmission in acute care areas.

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Discovery Harbour outbreak over

Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Discovery Harbour long-term care home in Campbell River.

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West Coast General Hospital outbreak declared

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at West Coast General Hospital (WCGH) in Port Alberni after evidence of transmission in the medical-surgical B-wing.

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Island Health expands COVID-19 testing in Nanaimo

Island Health has opened a new COVID-19 collection site at Vancouver Island University. People with cold, flu or COVID-19-like symptoms can now book an appointment to get a test at the VIU campus, 900 Fifth Street, in Nanaimo.

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Media Statement on behalf of B.C. health authorities

Media Statement on behalf of B.C. health authorities regarding the release of report – In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C.
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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Veterans Memorial Lodge long-term care home in Victoria

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Veterans Memorial Lodge long-term care home located in Victoria. One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 to date. Communication with residents, families and staff is underway.

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