Six patients were infected by the same virus in one unit of medicine

Fraser Health reports that six people were infected by a COVID-19 epidemic at Mission Memorial Hospital.

After evidence of transmission was detected in a medicine unit, the health authority declared the outbreak Oct. 6. The outbreak has been contained to one unit. Admissions have been temporarily suspended.

“Fraser Health immediately took precautions to ensure the safety of patients, staff and medical personnel,” a press release states.

Fraser Health reports that MMH’s emergency department remains open. There are no other affected areas in the hospital.

They claim all patients and their families have been notified.

Fraser Health stated that it is crucial for anyone living in the Fraser Health area to have their COVID-19 symptoms tested immediately. You can find their website for more information and book online.

According to the BCCDC, Mission has the lowest percentage of fully vaccinated residents in Lower Mainland at 71% as of Oct. 4.

The highest daily infection rate in the Lower Mainland is also found in the eastern Fraser Valley. Chilliwack has the highest number of infections, with 38 new cases per 100,000 people reported each day on average – more than the Downtown Eastside’s 36.

Mission records 23 new cases per day.

New COVID restrictions were placed on the eastern Fraser Valley region just over a week ago as unvaccinated patients were clogging up ICUs at local hospitals.