According to the Feb. 2 COVID-19 joint statement from the Ministry of Health and the provincial health officer, there is now an outbreak at CareLife Fleetwood. (Photo: fraserhealth.ca)

According to the Feb. 2 COVID-19 joint statement from the Ministry of Health and the provincial health officer, there is now an outbreak at CareLife Fleetwood. (Photo: fraserhealth.ca)

Ministry of Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Surrey long-term care facility

Another outbreak at CareLife Fleetwood

The Ministry of Health has declared an outbreak at a Surrey long-term care facility.

In the Tuesday (Feb. 2) joint COVID-19 statement from Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the outbreak was announced at CareLife Fleetwood.

READ ALSO: Another 429 COVID-19 cases in B.C. as health orders reviewed, Feb. 2, 2021

In an information bulletin Wednesday (Feb. 3) from Fraser Health, there are three cases associated with the facility; one resident and two staff members.

The staff members and resident are currently in self-isolation.

This is the third reported outbreak at the facility, according to the ministry’s weekly update on COVID-19 outbreaks in B.C. care homes.

There was one between Oct. 30 and Nov. 11, 2020, with two cases among staff and no deaths.

The second was between Nov. 20, 2020 and Jan. 5, 2021, with 16 cases (eight among staff and eight among residents). Two residents died.

The facility is owned and operated by Fraser Health.



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