COVID outbreak declared over at RVH Transitional Care Unit

The outbreak result in the deaths of four patients

A COVID-19 outbreak in the Transitional Care Unit at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie has been declared over.

A total of 11 patients and two staff members were infected, and four of those patients died.

In a statement, hospital officials said the unit is once again open to transfers and new admissions as well as visitors, following RVH’s visitor policy and protocols.

RVH implemented its Outbreak Management Protocol which included enhanced cleaning, surveillance, education and frequent communication to patients.

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