Fraser Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreaks over at Royal Columbian Hospital and at Kiwanis Care Centre, a long-term care facility in New Westminster.
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.
Fraser Health declared an outbreak at RCH on Nov. 19 after evidence of transmission in a medicine unit.
But another outbreak continues in New West.
A resident in long-term care at Queen’s Park Care Centre tested positive for COVID-19. Fraser Health has declared an outbreak.
Queen’s Park Care Centre is an acute and long-term care facility in New Westminster that is owned and operated by Fraser Health. This outbreak is confined to long-term care. The resident is currently in self-isolation in their home in long term care.
At the start of November, this care centre saw outbreaks in both the long-term and acute-care areas.
B.C. once again, on November 27, set a record for the number of new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period: 911.
The number had once been initially been reported to be higher – 941 on November 24 – but that figure was later revised to be only 706 because there had been a data error. The previous one-day record, after the data revisions, was 887 yesterday.
With 14,336 people tested in the past 24 hours, the positive test rate was 6.35%.