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More COVID-19 cases at hospital, outbreak at care home in Delta

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Another patient and five more workers at Delta Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19

An outbreak has also been declared at Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre in Delta

Patients are still not being accepted at Delta Hospital, but the emergency room remains open

DELTA (NEWS 1130) — Another patient and five more workers at Delta Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19, while an outbreak has been declared in the same community.

No more deaths have been recorded at the hospital, which was forced to stop admitting patients last week after an outbreak involving 35 patients and staff.

Delta Hospital has had seven deaths related to COVID-19 since Sept. 16.

“In total, there have been 22 staff and 19 patient cases associated with the COVID-19 outbreak at Delta Hospital, according to the Fraser Health Authority.

Patients are still not being accepted at Delta Hospital, but the emergency room remains open and scheduled surgeries are still being done.

An outbreak has also been declared at Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre in Delta after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Fraser Health says the staff member is at home in self-isolation, while a rapid response team is at the care home.

“Enhanced control measures have been put in place at the site and Fraser Health is working with staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families.”

Visitors are restricted throughout the facility, but staffing levels will be maintained to provide resident care. Staff and residents’ movement in the facility, though, has been restricted. They will also be tested for COVID-19 twice a day.

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The outbreak is the 15th active one at a long-term care or assisted-living facility. Another three acute-care wards have outbreaks.

The outbreak at Milieu Children and Family Services Society in Courtenay was declared over the day before.

The province had 1,394 active cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, when cases in B.C. totalled 10,066, while 245 deaths in the province are linked to the coronavirus.