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COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Fort St. John Hospital

Northern Health managing new hospital outbreaks in Prince George, Hazelton
The Fort St. John Hospital.

Northern Health has declared an end to a COVID-19 outbreak on the inpatient unit at the Fort St. John Hospital.

The outbreak was declared Aug. 27, which saw four patient and three staff cases of COVID-19, according to Northern Health.

One patient died in association with the outbreak.

"Northern Health thanks patients and their families for their understanding and patience, and Fort St. John Hospital staff and physicians for continuing to provide excellent care during the outbreak period," Northern Health said in an announcement on Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, there were 929 active cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Health region, with 117 new cases reported today. There are 59 people in hospital, 16 in critical care.

Northern Health is managing a COVID-19 outbreak at the University Hospital of Northern B.C. in Prince George, where nine patients and one staff member in the primary care unit have tested positive.

The health authority is also managing an outbreak at Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton, where four patients have tested positive for COVID-19.

There remains an outbreak at Site C, where there have been 92 lab-confirmed cases, according to Northern Health. 

As of Monday, Sept. 27, there were 18 active cases reported among the workforce, as well as 30 workers isolating at camp and 22 isolating at home. 

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