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Queen's Park Care Centre sees another COVID-19 outbreak in rehab unit

Nine patients have tested positive in the New Westminster outbreak declared on Jan. 19
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Nine patients in the rehab unit at Queen's Park Care Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. A new outbreak was declared Jan. 19.

New Westminster's Queen's Park Care Centre has seen another COVID-19 outbreak.

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in the acute-care part of the facility after evidence of transmission in the rehabilitation unit.

Nine patients have tested positive for COVID-19 as part of this outbreak, Fraser Health said in a press release on Jan. 19. The outbreak is limited to one unit, which will continue to accommodate new patients as space and resources allow.

"Upon declaring the outbreak, Fraser Health immediately implemented precautions at the site, including enhanced cleaning as well as contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, and patients," the press release says. "Fraser Health has notified all patients on the affected unit about the outbreak, and in addition, families of patients who are unable to share this information have been informed."

The rehabilitation unit saw a previous COVID-19 outbreak in October and November 2021.

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