COVID-19 outbreak declared at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Dec 30 2020, 2:44 pm

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford Regional Hospital after four patients tested positive for the virus.

All the infected patients are in one medical unit, and staff are coming up with a cohort plan to allow limited admissions to the unit to continue, the health authority said in a news release Wednesday.

It added there’s evidence at least some of the patients acquired their infection while in the hospital unit.

Staff are conducting contact tracing and ramping up cleaning. The rest of the hospital, including its emergency department, remains open and fully operational.

The health authority also announced a new COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility attached to Langley Memorial Hospital. Three staff members at Cedar Hill residence have tested positive and are currently in self-isolation at home.