PoCo Nursing Home is the latest in the COVID-19 outbreak, a task force dispatched to Langley Lodge

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PORT COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130 – A resident of a long-term care home in Port Coquitlam has tested positive for COVID-19, while the Fraser Health Authority is taking additional steps to control the spread and deaths at Langley Lodge.

To date, 22 residents of Langley Lodge have died from the virus, more than any other nursing home in British Columbia.

The first reported case of COVID-19 occurred at the Lynn Valley Care Center, where 20 people died from the virus. The epidemic affected 76 cases, but was declared earlier this month.

RELATED: Two other Langley Lodge residents die from COVID-19

Nicola Lodge, a long-term care facility in Port Coquitlam, reported his first case on Thursday.

The resident is isolated, according to Fraser Health.

The health authority has implemented reinforced control measures on the site.

Fraser Health has also appointed a director of pandemic response at Langley Lodge.

“The COVID-19 epidemic was difficult to control at Langley Lodge due to complex factors, such as the epidemic on a behavioral stabilization unit,” said Fraser Healths.

“We are working closely with Langley Lodge and this decision was made to further support the management and staff of the establishment.”

In addition, Fraser Health deployed an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation machine, as well as infection control, nursing and additional care specialists at Langley Lodge.

According to the latest update from the lodge, 10 staff, including two from the health region, have contracted the virus, while one resident remains ill. Of all cases, 22 people have fully recovered.

On Wednesday, the province reported that 14 outbreaks remained active in long-term care or assisted living facilities, as well as in an acute care unit.



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