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2 more deaths linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon hospital

FILE PHOTO - Chairs at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital sit empty.
April 10, 2021 - 9:25 AM

Two more people have died in a COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. 

The outbreak is located in the Level 3 surgical unit and has a total of 14 cases linked to it, including 10 patients and four staff.

Interior Health announced two more people died in the outbreak, in a statement released April 9. So far, three deaths have been recorded. 

"Patients can be assured that Vernon Jubilee Hospital remains safe to attend for appointments and emergency care. They should continue with any scheduled procedures. Self-isolation or COVID-19 testing is not required after visiting the hospital," according to the health authority's statement.

The outbreak was originally declared on March 31. 

READ MORE: One dead following COVID outbreak at Vernon Jubilee Hospital

On April 1, Interior Health requested that anyone that was on the Level 3 Surgical Unit at the hospital from March 15 to March 29 should self-isolate for 14 days since they were discharged from the hospital.

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