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Updated: 11 COVID-19 cases, 1 death, linked to Richmond Hospital outbreak

An outbreak was declared at Richmond Hospital on May 21
There are 11 COVID-19 cases linked to the current outbreak at Richmond Hospital.

The COVID-19 outbreak has grown at Richmond Hospital.

There are now 11 cases – all patients – linked to the outbreak in the hospital’s 4 North Acute Care for the Elderly Unit as of Monday, Vancouver Coastal Health told the Richmond News in an emailed statement.

One person has died. 

The outbreak was declared on May 21, after seven patients tested positive for the virus. The unit is currently closed to new admissions and transfers.

All visits – except for essential care or compassionate visits at the end of life – have been suspended until outbreak measures are lifted.

It’s not known if any of the people who tested positive had been vaccinated.

“(VCH) does not provide information on the vaccination status of staff member or patient cases associated with an outbreak,” the health authority said.

Richmond Hospital remains open and is “prepared to safely receive individuals who require urgent and emergent care,” VCH said.

Outbreaks were previously declared at Richmond Hospital in May 2020 and in December 2020, including in the Acute Care for Elderly Unit.