Latest Abbotsford hospital COVID outbreak tally: Nine cases

COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford Regional Hospital was first declared last Friday

Five days after a COVID-19 outbreak was first declared at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, there are nine cases tied to the site.

Eight staff members and one patient have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and linked to the ARH outbreak, Fraser Health’s chief medical health officer Dr. Martin Lavoie said Thursday. (Those figures don’t include people who are being treated at the hospital for COVID-19 they acquired elsewhere.)

Thursday’s update revealed that one new case has been identified since Wednesday morning.

When the outbreak was first declared, seven cases were identified. Those included six staff and one patient. And although Fraser Health later said two patients were believed to have contracted COVID-19, Lavoie said Thursday that one of those was only a suspected case. That patient later died but was not confirmed to have had the virus, Lavoie said.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 patients in B.C.’s hospitals has continued to decline. As of Wednesday, 43 COVID-19 patients were in hospital, with 10 in critical care.

RELATED: Fraser Health: PPE shortage not a factor in Abbotsford COVID-19 outbreak

RELATED: COVID-19 outbreak declared at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

RELATED: Only two new COVID-19 cases in B.C., one in care home

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:
tolsen@abbynews.com


@ty_olsen
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

More details emerge on mental health incident in Abbotsford on Sunday

APD officers assist mental health team for three hours yesterday, man sent to hospital with injury

Heritage Abbotsford seeks stories on places of ‘cultural significance’

Locations can include spiritual sites, family homes, landmarks and more

VIDEO: Abbotsford Agrifair’s Drive-Thru Safari debuts

Event draws well as families look for entertainment in COVID-19 era

Abbotsford Police respond to incident on Edgeview Place

Cul-de-sac closed for several hours after mental health situation with young man on Sunday

Fraser Valley Bandits clinch playoff spot with win

Bandits down Niagara River Lions 70-57 on Sunday, improve to 3-2

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Wildfire breaks out near Harrison Hot Springs

1.5 hectare fire is reportedly human caused

Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.

Ceremony will be delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19

U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends

Restrictions on non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border have been in place since March 2`

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

B.C. First Nation adopts ‘digital twinning’ software to better manage territory

Software allows users to visualize what a mountain might look like if the trees on its slopes were logged

Most Read