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Second COVID-19 outbreak declared at Surrey Memorial Hospital

Surrey Memorial Hospital can be seen in this file photo. Global News/File Photo

Fraser Health has declared another COVID-19 outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Officials said Friday there is evidence of transmission in a medicine unit, and one patient and one staff member have tested positive for the virus.

The outbreak is limited to the one unit, which is temporarily closed to admissions.

This is the second COVID-19 outbreak declared at the hospital, after a patient in the nephrology unit tested positive in Sept. 2.

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Officials have put enhanced infection prevention and control measures in place, Fraser Health said.

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The hospital remains open.

On Thursday, B.C. health officials reported 82 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death.

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