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.
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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.