COVID-19: Outbreak detected at the NICU of St. Paul Hospital

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An outbreak of COVID-19 was detected in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Paul Hospital.

Vancouver Coastal Health said the epidemic in a bulletin that was last updated at 3:28 p.m. Thursday. The bulletin indicates that restrictions have been imposed.

The NICU provides neonatal services to premature infants, sick term newborns and infants transferred from other neonatal facilities with necessary continuing specialized care.

Providence Health Care manages the hospital.

There have been 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported in British Columbia between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday and no deaths. No new health care outbreaks were reported by provincial health officials on Thursday afternoon.

There are 192 active cases of the disease in British Columbia, 15 of which were treated in hospital, three of which were in intensive care.

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