A coronavirus case at Peace Arch Hospital has prompted Fraser Health to declare an outbreak.
Under pandemic protocol, a single coronavirus case in a health care setting is considered an outbreak..
In a news release Thursday, Fraser Health said staff saw “evidence of transmission in a rehab unit.”
They believe the outbreak is confined to a single unit in the White Rock hospital. No new patients are allowed into the unit for now.
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All patients in the ward and their families have been notified of the outbreak, and public health staff are doing contact tracing, Fraser Health said.
#COVID19 update: 165 cases reported for a total of 7,663. There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 220. We have 1,705 active cases and 57 people are in hospital. Two new outbreaks reported at Delta Hospital and Peace Arch Hospital. https://t.co/dP3xZultss
— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) September 18, 2020