British Columbia

Outbreak declared at Burnaby Hospital 2 days after previous outbreak ended

Just a day after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared over at the hospital in Burnaby, B.C., another flare-up has been reported at the facility.

9 people have tested positive in medicine unit, health authority says

Burnaby Hospital has experienced three COVID-19 outbreaks since November. (Tina Lovgreen/CBC)

Just two days after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared over at the hospital in Burnaby, B.C., another flare-up has been reported at the facility.

Nine patients have tested positive at Burnaby Hospital's medicine unit, which has been temporarily closed to admissions, the Fraser Health Authority said Wednesday.

The emergency department remains open and enhanced cleaning and contact tracing has begun.

The previous outbreak was declared over on Monday.

The hospital has experienced three outbreaks since November. In one, which began after someone set part of the facility on fire on Nov. 15, five people died.

As of Wednesday, there are outbreaks in nine different hospitals across the province.

With files from The Canadian Press

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