Ongoing monitoring and testing of staff and patients following declaration of a COVID-19 outbreak on the medical inpatient unit at Dawson Creek & District Hospital has identified additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19.
As of February 12, nine patients and three staff have tested positive for COVID-19 related to the outbreak. Sadly, one patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away. Northern Health extends condolences to the family, friends and caregivers of this individual.
Northern Health Public Health is closely monitoring for additional cases, and the facility continues to take steps to protect the health of staff and those they care for, with enhanced outbreak precautions. The outbreak continues to be limited to a single unit, at this time.
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