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COVID-19 outbreak declared over within Eagle Ridge Hospital

Fraser Health concluded the alert on July 14, 2021, marking the end of a second outbreak at the Port Moody facility in the last five months.
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A COVID-19 outbreak within Port Moody's Eagle Ridge Hospital has been declared over on July 14, 2021, after lasting for nearly a month. | File photo

A second COVID-19 outbreak in under five months at Port Moody's hospital is over.

Today (July 14), Fraser Health concluded its outbreak declaration in a medicine/PATH unit (Patient Assistance and Transition to Home) within Eagle Ridge Hospital, which saw two people die of complications from the virus.

A total of 13 cases were detected during the 23-day outbreak.

This number was updated to the Tri-City News after an initial nine infections were found when the outbreak alert was put in place June 21.

The previous COVID-19 outbreak for Eagle Ridge Hospital was declared March 1 and ended April 9.

Currently, 86,060 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded across Fraser Health since the pandemic began.

There are 172 active cases across the authority, four people in critical care among 23 total hospitalizations. There were 11 new daily infections reported this afternoon for Fraser Health.

As of today, the province has now vaccinated 3,674,169 British Columbians, with 2,191,315 of those having had two doses of vaccine.

All of these shots are in individuals aged 12 years or older, and health officials pin that as being 79.3% of that age group with one shot, and 47.3% of that age group with two jabs.