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

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

Five patients at Abbotsford Regional Hospital test positive for COVID-19

Fraser Health says outbreak is limited to a medicine unit; emergency department remains open

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford Regional Hospital (AHR) after five patients tested positive in a medicine unit.

The agency said in a press release on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 3) that the outbreak is limited to the 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 release states.

Fraser Health says the emergency department remains open and no other areas of the hospital have been impacted.

The agency said it has notified all patients on the affected unit about the outbreak, and families of patients who are unable to share the information have been informed.

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