COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at Surrey Memorial Hospital

Nov 19 2020, 7:43 pm

Fraser Health has confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

According to the health authority, the outbreak was reported on November 17.

Those visiting the hospital are asked to use hand hygiene stations, which are located at every entrance/exit of the facility.

Visitors must also repeat hand hygiene just before they enter the patient’s room and immediately when they leave their room.

For those visiting someone who is located on an outbreak unit, visitors may be limited to two people at a time.

On Wednesday, BC health officials in British Columbia announced 762 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 24,422.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, the new cases equate to 210 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 481 in the Fraser Health region, 20 in the Island Health region, 38 in the Interior Health region, 13 in the Northern Health region, and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 6,861 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Currently, 209 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 58 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Currently, 9,871 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

There have been 10 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 320 deaths in British Columbia.

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