Another outbreak at Langley Memorial Hospital was announced by the provincial government on Friday, Nov. 6. (Langley Advance Times files)

LMH, Fort Langley seniors facility hit with new COVID outbreaks

COVID numbers in B.C. hit all-time high

There have been two more outbreaks of COVID-19 in Langley as provincial numbers spiked again amid a worsening outbreak in the Fraser Health region.

Langley Memorial Hospital and the Fort Langley Seniors Community are among six health-care facilities that saw new outbreaks reported, in a statement released by chief medical health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix.

Two residents at Fort Langley Seniors Community have tested positive for COVID-19, the FHA reported on Friday, Nov. 6.

Fort Langley Seniors Community is a long term care facility in Fort Langley that is owned and operated by Park Place Seniors Living.

Fraser Health declared an outbreak at Langley Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 5 after a single staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak was limited to one unit, which was temporarily closed to admissions.

The government reported 589 new cases of coronavirus Friday, a new record for the province. Of those, 402 are in the Fraser Health region that includes Langley. Fraser Health is the site of the worst current spread of the coronavirus.

Henry and Dix announced there will be a special update on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m.

The province does not typically hold briefings on weekend. It’s unknown what will be announced at the event.

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