Fraser Health confirms coronavirus case at Worthington Pavilion

Apr 3 2020, 11:01 am

British Columbia’s COVID-19 pandemic has reached another care home in the Lower Mainland.

On Friday morning, Fraser Health announced that a patient at the Worthington Pavilion Rehabilitation Unit was diagnosed with coronavirus.

In addition to long-term care and day programs for seniors, Fraser Health said the Pavilion “provides rehabilitation and recovery services for patients with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions.”

The health authorities have sent a team on-site and are currently in contact with patients and families. Work is also being done to identify anyone who may have been exposed.

Due to the confirmed case, a number of safety measures have been implemented, including limiting visits to essential visitors, restricting staff and patient movement, increasing cleaning measures, and screening staff and patients twice a day.

The Fraser Health-operated site consists of four long-term care wings. The facility has 119 beds, a central dining and living room, and several outdoor patio areas.

As of Thursday afternoon, BC Health Officials say there are a total of 1,121 cases in the province, 149 of which are hospitalized.

A total of 31 people in BC have died from the virus; 641 have fully recovered.