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Today, Fraser Health is providing the following updates regarding COVID-19 outbreaks in our region:

Long term care:

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak over at CareLife Fleetwood in Surrey. With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in care facilities, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases at this location.

Acute:

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Chilliwack General Hospital after evidence of transmission in a medical unit.

One patient has tested positive for COVID-19 and contact tracing is currently underway to determine if there has been further transmission. The outbreak is limited to one of the hospital’s medical units. The unit is temporarily closed to admissions. The hospital, including the Emergency Department, remains fully operational.

Fraser Health 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, have informed the families of patients who are unable to share this information. Chilliwack General Hospital is working with essential visitors to the affected unit on a case-by-case basis.

At this time, it is critically important for people living in the Fraser Health region to use the COVID-19 assessment tool and get tested as soon as you have COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones. Please don’t wait, and book or drop by one of our 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, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Fraser Health Media Line: 604-613-0794

media@fraserhealth.ca


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