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COVID-19 cases dip again in Richmond

Some surgeries have been cancelled at Richmond Hospital.
COVID-19 cases have dropped slightly in Richmond.

COVID-19 cases in Richmond have dipped again slightly with 41 new cases reported from Oct. 3 to 9 compared to 56 new cases reported by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2.

Furthermore, last week, there were only two COVID-19 patients in Richmond Hospital – one was in the ICU – down from eight about a month ago.

However, according to Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 32 surgeries were cancelled at Richmond Hospital between Sept. 1 and Oct. 7.

VCH noted emergency and urgent surgeries are continuing as normal as are most non-urgent surgeries.

“Surgery postponements are stressful for people and we want to assure these people that rescheduling all surgeries as quickly as possible is a priority,” VCH said in a statement to the Richmond News.