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Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Royal Columbian Hospital

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Royal Columbian Hospital. Global News

There has been a COVID-19 outbreak declared at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C.

Fraser Health said Friday evening that there has been evidence of transmission in a medicine unit.

The health authority says five patients have tested positive for the virus in the outbreak.

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Officials say the outbreak is currently limited to the one medicine unit, which is closed to new admissions. The hospital’s emergency room remains open.

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Fraser Health says no other area of the hospital is impacted by this outbreak.

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