COVID-19 outbreak declared at Dawson Creek & District Hospital

DAWSON CREEK, B.C – Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Medical Inpatient Unit at Dawson C…

DAWSON CREEK, B.C – Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Medical Inpatient Unit at Dawson Creek & District Hospital (DCDH).

This follows nine lab-confirmed cases among patients in the unit, as of February 8th.

The health authority says monitoring and testing is underway to identify any additional cases, as a part of enhanced outbreak measures.

The facility is taking precautions such as increasing the frequency of cleaning, monitoring symptoms among all staff and patients, and limiting movement of staff and patients between areas of the hospital.

Public health officials will be monitoring the situation carefully over coming weeks and will only declare the outbreak over when they are confident that chains of transmission have been stopped.

 

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