Four patients have tested positive for COVID-19 after an outbreak in the medicine unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (File photo)

Four patients have tested positive for COVID-19 after an outbreak in the medicine unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Abbotsford Regional Hospital’s medicine unit

Four patients have tested positive as a result of the outbreak, which was announced on Friday

Four patients have tested positive for COVID-19 after an outbreak at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

Fraser Health declared the outbreak in a press release on Friday afternoon, after evidence of transmission in a medicine unit.

The outbreak is limited to one unit, which is temporarily closed to admissions.

Upon declaring the outbreak, Fraser Health immediately implemented precautions, including enhanced cleaning as well as contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, and patients.

The emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital remains open and there has been no impact to any other areas of the hospital.

Fraser Health has notified all patients on the affected unit about the outbreak, and in addition, is informing families of patients who are unable to share this information.

It’s the third outbreak at ARH in recent months, following an outbreak on Feb. 8 and one on Dec. 30.

RELATED: Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

RELATED: COVID-19 outbreak declared in Abbotsford Regional Hospital medicine unit

abbotsfordCoronavirus