Fraser Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Mission Memorial Hospital is over. / File Photo

Fraser Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Mission Memorial Hospital is over. / File Photo

Covid outbreak over at Mission Memorial Hospital

Fraser Health has declared a new outbreak at Abbotsford hospital

Fraser Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Mission Memorial Hospital is over.

“With the implementation of comprehensive strategies, there is no longer an outbreak at this site,” according to an official press release.

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford Regional Hospital after evidence of transmission in a psychiatry unit. Eight patients have tested positive for COVID-19 as part of this outbreak. The outbreak is limited to one unit, which is temporarily closed to admissions.

Upon declaring the outbreaks, Fraser Health immediately implemented precautions at the site, including enhanced cleaning as well as contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, and patients.

The emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital remains open.

Fraser Health has notified all patients on the affected unit about the outbreak, and in addition, families of patients who are unable to share this information have been informed.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.