Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Bulkley Valley District Hospital over. (File photo)

Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Bulkley Valley District Hospital over. (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at Smithers hospital over

In total five patients and one staff member tested positive, one patient passed away

Northern Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital (BVDH) over.

Since the outbreak was declared October 19, five patients and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19 and one of the patients who had tested positive, passed away.

There have been no new cases associated with the outbreak, since mid-October.

“Northern Health extends condolences to the families, friends and caregivers of the patient who passed away,” the health authority said in a press release. “NH also wishes to thank the hardworking nurses, staff and physicians who have continued to provide excellent care in these challenging circumstances.”

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Northern Health Public Health continues to actively monitor and follow up all laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff and patients at any NH facilities.

More information on public exposures, school exposures, and facility or community outbreaks of COVID-19 within the Northern Health region are available on the Northern Health website.



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