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Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

2 patients and 2 staff members have tested positive in medicine unit
Abbotsford Regional Hospital (Abbotsford News file photo)

Fraser Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Monday evening (Feb. 8).

Two patients and two staff members have tested positive for the virus so far, with evidence of transmission in a medicine unit, Fraser Health said.

The outbreak is limited to the one unit, which has been temporarily closed to admissions, according to Fraser Health. The hospital and emergency department remain fully operational.

All patients on the unit, and families of patients who are unable to communicate, have been informed of the outbreak, Fraser Health said. The hospital is working with essential visitors to the affected unit on a case-by-case basis.

The health authority said they continue to implement precautions such as enhanced cleaning and contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, and patients.

This is the fourth COVID-19 outbreak at the hospital, the most recent being declared in December 2020.

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