A new COVID-19 outbreak has been recorded at a Metro Vancouver hospital.
According to Providence Health Care, 10 patients are spread across two units at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver tested positive for the disease.
No further details were provided by Vancouver Coastal Health, but a bulletin on the authority’s website says restrictions were implemented on November 22. However, the emergency department is still open.
As of Wednesday, the provincial health ministry said there were 10 active outbreaks in health facilities. However, the eruption at St. Paul’s not included in the province’s list.
Other outbreaks in BC include Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital and Royal Inland Hospital.
Covid-19 rates in the province are falling, with the seven-day average falling to 380 on Wednesday. As of this update, 318 infectious coronavirus patients were in the hospital, of whom 109 were on intensive care.