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One death associated with COVID-19 outbreak at Trail hospital

The outbreak has now been declared over
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Times file

The COVID-19 outbreak at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail has been declared over, but there was one death associated with the outbreak, according to Interior Health.

The outbreak was originally declared on May 24, for the third-floor medical unit of the hospital.

There were 15 COVID-19 cases in the unit during the outbreak and only essential visitors were allowed. Visits to the surgical unit were also limited as a precaution.

A COVID-19 outbreak is still ongoing at the Slocan Community Health Centre in New Denver on the long-term care unit.

According to the BCCDC, 29 people were hospitalized across the Interior Health region due to COVID-19 during the week of May 22 to 28. The previous week (May 15 to 21) there were 63 hospitalizations.

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After spending several years as a freelance writer for the Castlegar News, Betsy joined the editorial staff as a reporter in March of 2015. In 2020, she moved into the editor's position.
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