The COVID-19 outbreak at Richmond Hospital is now over, according to Richmond’s medical health officer Dr. Meena Dawar.
Dawar provided the update Tuesday to the Richmond COVID-19 Community Task Force.
A list of active and recently ended outbreaks, posted to Vancouver Coastal Health’s website, notes that restrictions at Richmond Hospital were lifted Monday.
The outbreak, which was declared May 2, affected six people in total, four patients and two staff members, according to the B.C. Ministry of Health.
Dawar told the Richmond News last week the cases are in the medical ward, and not the surgical ward of the hospital and most likely wouldn’t affect the resumption of elective surgeries.
Across the province, 30,000 surgeries were cancelled in order to keep hospital space free for possible COVID-19 cases.
- With files from Maria Rantanen