COVID-19: Outbreak declared in unit at Lions Gate Hospital


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An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at Lions Gate Hospital in Vancouver after sufferers examined optimistic for the virus in a single unit.

Catherine Loiacono, a spokeswoman for Vancouver Coastal Well being, stated early Saturday she didn’t know the way many individuals had examined optimistic.

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VCH stated the unit and the adjoining unit have been positioned on “enhanced surveillance out of an abundance of warning.”

The well being authority stated it has carried out strict an infection prevention and management protocols to forestall additional transmission of the novel coronavirus, together with cautious monitoring, enhanced cleansing and limiting affected person admissions and transfers from outbreak models.

Well being officers are notifying sufferers on the affected models, in addition to their households, in regards to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Because of the outbreak, Lions Gate Hospital is quickly transferring to Part 2 of its surgical plan, which suggests it would prioritize pressing and emergency surgical procedures and proceed with daycare instances.

Sufferers who could also be impacted can be contacted instantly, say well being officers.

The emergency division at Lions Gate Hospital stays open. To this point, there was no impression to different areas of the hospital.

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