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COVID-19 outbreak over at Langley Memorial Hospital, 104 new cases

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Sep 2, 2020 at 3:54 pm PDT

FILE - Langley Memorial Hospital (Courtesy City of Langley).
Summary

A day after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Surrey Memorial Hospital, the one at Langley Memorial Hospital is over

The province also announced 104 new cases on Wednesday, but no new deaths

Cases in B.C. now total 5,952, while deaths remain at 209

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — A day after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Surrey Memorial Hospital, the one at Langley Memorial Hospital is over.

The province also announced 104 new cases on Wednesday, but no new deaths.

Cases in B.C. now total 5,952, while deaths remain at 209.

“There are 1,127 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 2,786 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 4,605 people who tested positive have recovered,” says a statement from Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

“There have been no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events,” they add.

Earlier Wednesday, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority issued an exposure warning a mixed martial arts academy, Lions MMA on Granville Street.

On Tuesday, the Fraser Health Authority confirmed a patient at Surrey Memorial Hospital recently tested positive for the virus.

The outbreak was confined to one unit, which was to be closed off.

The COVID-19 outbreak at Langley Memorial Hospital was declared at the end of August, when a staff member at Royal Columbian Hospital also tested positive for the coronavirus.

Of the active cases in B.C., 33 people are in hospital, up two from the day before. Of those hospitalized, 14 are in intensive care — an increase of four.

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Outbreaks remain active in eight long-term care or assisted-living facilities, as well as two acute-care wards.

Health officials also offered a reminder of health and safety protocols ahead of next week’s return to school.

“Getting back to work and back to school is also about getting back to the basics with our COVID-19 safety measures. We need to redouble our efforts to ensure our layers of protection are always part of our daily routines – for everyone in our family. This will allow us to push our curve down once again,” they say.

“Take some time to think about your personal circumstances and those of your family. Who may be vulnerable to severe illness and what are you doing to protect them? With each of us doing our part, we can protect our communities, our elders and our loved ones. Let’s choose to keep our groups small. Let’s choose to be the person who stays home when we are ill and let’s choose to be safe each and every day while COVID-19 remains in our communities.”