Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Eagle Ridge Hospital, located in Port Moody, after finding evidence of transmission in a medicine unit.
Ten patients at Eagle Ridge Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19 as part of this outbreak, according to a press release issued Monday, March 1. The outbreak is limited to one unit, which is temporarily closed to admissions, according to the health authority.
Upon declaring the outbreak, Fraser Health immediately implemented precautions, including enhanced cleaning as well as contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, and patients.
The emergency department at Eagle Ridge Hospital remains open and there has been no impact to any other areas of Eagle Ridge Hospital.
Fraser Health has notified all patients on the affected unit about the outbreak, and in addition, is informing families of patients who are unable to share this information is underway.
The notification comes as the Trii-Cities region, including Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody, experiences higher than usual numbers of COVID-19 cases.
As well, there are a number of schools with COVID-19 exposures.