Fraser Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Chilliwack General Hospital Tuesday evening after seeing evidence of transmission in a medical unit.
One patient has so far tested positive, and contact tracing is underway to determine if there has been any further transmission.
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The medical unit where the patient is staying has been closed to admissions, but the hospital’s emergency department remains open to the general public.
“Fraser Health has notified all patients on the affected unit about the outbreak, and in addition, have informed the families of patients who are unable to share this information,” Fraser Health said in a news release. “Chilliwack General Hospital is working with essential visitors to the affected unit on a case-by-case basis.”