The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority said a COVID-19 eruption had been reported in the respiratory department at the General Hospital.
Patients in the respiratory unit of Vancouver General Hospital T12A tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the hospital and health authority to close.
The unit is currently closed to new entrants and transfers, and Vancouver Coastal Health says all visits will be suspended until the explosives are removed. The only exception is for compassionate visits at the end of life.
The Health Commission says Vancouver General Hospital is open and ready to safely receive and maintain all persons in need of emergency and emergency treatment.
It says it has a limited impact on other areas of Vancouver General Hospital, where patients should be cared for if needed.
“The Vancouver General Hospital will continue to admit all patients, and this outbreak will not affect the care of patients with respiratory illnesses, including transplant patients or others in need of specialized care,” the health commission said.
According to Vancouver Coastal Health, it is in the process of notifying patients and their families in the unit.