UPDATE: Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Delta Hospital

Fraser Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Delta Hospital.

“With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in acute sites, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases at this location,” said Fraser Health in a news release late Monday afternoon.

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Fraser Health declared the outbreak at Delta Hospital on Sept. 16 after evidence of transmission in a medicine unit.

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.

During the outbreak, Fraser Health reported 26 staff and 19 patient cases as well as seven deaths.

Fraser Health says the hospital will be open to new admissions as of Wednesday, Oct. 28.

“We want to acknowledge our staff and medical staff who provided care to our patients, everyone involved in our COVID response as well as our community of Delta for your support,” said Fraser Health.

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

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