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COVID outbreak declared at hospital in Trail

A COVID outbreak has been declared in the surgical unit at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.

Interior Health says it began Tuesday. Six patient cases were identified and outbreak precautions are in place, including enhanced cleaning and disinfection, beefing up use of personal protective equipment, and allowing essential visitors only.

The hospital also experienced COVID outbreaks in May-June and November 2022.

In the first instance, 15 people came down with the virus and one person died. In the second instance, there were seven cases but no deaths.

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