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New COVID-19 outbreak declared at Lions Gate Hospital

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A new COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver.

Health officials say the 4 West and 4 East acute medicine units are affected. A total of 16 patients and one staff member have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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The two units are closed to new admissions and non-essential visitors. The rest of the hospital remains open.

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This is the third COVID-19 outbreak at the hospital since the start of the pandemic.

An outbreak last spring saw 16 people get infected, nine of whom died.

Another outbreak was declared in November.

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