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.