FRASER Health on Tuesday declared a new outbreak at Burnaby Hospital after evidence of transmission in a medicine unit. Three patients at Burnaby Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak is limited to the medicine unit, which is temporarily closed to admissions.
The hospital, including the Emergency Department, remains fully operational.
Fraser Health said it continues to implement precautions, including enhanced cleaning, as well as contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, and patients.
Fraser Health has notified all patients on the affected unit about the outbreak and, in addition, has informed the families of patients who are unable to share this information. Burnaby Hospital is working with essential visitors to the affected unit on a case-by-case basis.
Fraser Health says that at this time, it is critically important for people living in the region to use the COVID-19 assessment tool and get tested as soon as you have COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones. Don’t wait, and book or drop by one of its collection centres which are operated in partnership with local Divisions of Family Practice. People living in the Fraser Health region can find information about test collection centres by visiting Fraser Health’s website.
To book a COVID-19 testing appointment, complete a COVID-19 test booking form.
For more information about COVID-19, visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.