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The COVID-19 outbreak is over for the elder care unit at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody

A total of eight cases were found during the two-week announcement – the fourth in the regional hospital since the pandemic began.

There is no current outbreak of COVID-19 at health care properties in all three cities as of this afternoon (January 18).

Fraser Health announced the latest outbreak within the Elder Acute-Care Unit at Eagle Ridge Hospital.

This was the fourth known outbreak of the virus at the Port Moody regional facility since the pandemic began.

Eight lab-confirmed cases were reported during the 13-day alert, which included five patients and three staff members. No deaths were recorded.

“With the implementation of comprehensive strategies, there is no longer an outbreak at this site,” reads a Fraser Health release.

Historically, 56 COVID-19 infections have been detected at Eagle Ridge Hospital, including five between January 5 and January 5.

During the last three outbreaks, six people died due to complications from the virus – all during the first announcement in March 2021.

Also, during the pandemic there have been three known COVID-19 outbreaks at Eagle Ridge Manor, a long-term care facility at the hospital.

Between November 2020 and February 2021, a total of seven cases of the virus were detected, including five staff members; No deaths were recorded.

It comes nearly a week after Fraser Health at Hawthorne Lodge in Port Coquitlam ended the COVID-19 outbreak.

As of this publication, the B.C. Centers for Disease Control (BCCDC) is reporting a 54 percent triple-vaccination rate among eligible residents age 50 and older — a jump of nearly 10 percent over the past week.

Currently, 54 percent of children aged five to 11 years in the region have received their first dose of vaccine against the virus, the fourth-highest average at Fraser Health.

Tri-cities have a 91 percent double-vaccination rate among people 12 years of age and older, as well as a 93 percent single-dose rate.

Across B.C., a record 854 COVID-19 patients are now filling hospital beds as of today, 112 of whom are in intensive care units (ICUs).

The total number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in B.C. is 35 more than yesterday (January 17), and it follows the government’s decision last week to broaden the categories of COVID-19 patients that are counted. Is.

The new counts are people who already caught COVID-19 while in hospital, people who contracted COVID-19 for the COVID-19 disease and are no longer considered contagious, and COVID-19 in BC hospitals. -19 patients who normally live outside the province.

–Business in Vancouver, with a file by Glenn Korstrom

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