COVID-19: British Columbia health officials announce nine new cases and two new deaths

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The coronavirus epidemic at Mission Institution, at one time the largest prison outbreak in Canada, has been declared over.

A total of 133 inmates and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 at the federal prison, but two incubation periods (four weeks) passed without new cases in British Columbia. Health officials said during the COVID-19 update on Thursday.

“It took an incredible effort,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health worker, thanking the teams at the British Columbia mobile medical unit in particular for “ensuring that people The correctional facility has access to what they need to control this outbreak and is supported and supported. “

Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix have reported nine new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths in British Columbia.

Health officials also announced a new outbreak in a nursing home in the Fraser health region.

A person tested positive for coronavirus at Nicola Lodge, a nursing home in Port Coquitlam. Fraser Health is actively working to suppress the outbreak, which is the 15th active outbreak among long-term care and assisted living homes in the province.

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