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NRGH now has COVID outbreaks on two different floors

Island Health declares outbreak on Nanaimo hospital’s fourth floor
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks on both the fourth and fifth floors. (News Bulletin file photo)

NRGH, already dealing with a COVID outbreak on its fifth floor, now has one on its fourth floor, as well.

Island Health issued an information bulletin last night, Jan. 27, advising that seven patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nanaimo hospital’s fourth-floor general medicine unit. The health authority says the outbreak is not related to the one on the fifth floor, and says no other areas of the hospital are affected.

“NRGH remains a safe place to attend and people should not avoid seeking emergency care, should they need it,” Island Health noted.

The health authority has also declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Woodgrove Manor long-term care home after two residents tested positive for the virus there.

Dufferin Place long-term care home, Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence and Nanaimo Seniors Village assisted living are other seniors’ facilities in Nanaimo that are dealing with outbreaks.

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