COVID-19 outbreak declared in psychosis program in UBC Hospital's Detwiller Pavilion

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      Four residents in the B.C. psychosis program at UBC hospital have tested positive for COVID-19.

      This has led Vancouver Coastal Health to suspend all group activities at Detwiller 25 and suspend all visits to the west wing of Detwiller Pavilion, where the program is housed.

      Detwiller Pavilion is also home to a short-term assessment and treatment centre for seniors who are experiencing changes to their health that interfere with independence and ordinary functioning.

      On December 28, B.C. reported 1,785 new cases of COVID-19 over the previous 24-hour period, including 400 in Vancouver Coastal Health.

      The province has not disclosed the number of fatalities or the patient count in intensive care due to COVID-19 since December 24.

      New statistical information is expected to be released later today, though these numbers might be skewed due to recent closures of COVID-19 testing facilities due to poor weather conditions.


      Fraser Health has declared COVID-19 outbreaks at the Oxford Senior Care Home in Abbotsford, Fort Langley Seniors Community, AgeCare Harmony Court in Burnaby, and the Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack.

      "Four residents and one staff member at The Oxford Senior Care Home; one resident at Fort Langley Seniors Community; one resident and one staff member at AgeCare Harmony Court; and one resident and one staff member at Waverly Seniors Village have tested positive for COVID-19," Fraser Health said in a December 29 statement.