New COVID-19 outbreak of long-term care center strikes

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B. C. once again has five institutions for the aged that have active COVID-19 homes, the government revealed on June 16. The new outbreak is at Langley Maple Hill long-term care center at Langley Memorial Hospital, where a resident has self-isolated at home.

Four other active homes for seniors living the facilities include:
• Vancouver Holy Family at the Hospital;
• Port Coquitlam Nicola Lodge;
• Langley from Langley Lodge; and
• Abbotsford is Valhaven the House.

Dozens of other elderly living establishments have had outbreaks that are now reported. A total of 579 people tested positive from the elderly living in facilities, including 357 residents and 222 staff.

A new outbreak in the community occurred at what B. C. the provincial health worker, Bonnie Henry, called a “fast food” restaurant. She broke her habit of naming all companies that have had infections by not naming the restaurant, and explained to me that it was because “it’s a small one. ”

Up to five employees have been infected at the restaurant, she said.

“I am not aware that there were clients who were exposed to this situation,” she said. “I know that our public health team, the inspectors, the public health inspectors, or the environmental health officers went and did a full review of the infection control plan and precautions that need to be in place in all settings. ”

She then highlighted how important it is for businesses to have strict standards and a clear security plan when it opens.

Small clusters of cases have formed active foci of offices of two parameters – from Abbotsford, the New World of Technologies and Delta Maersk Distribution Canada. There have been no new cases identified recently in these workplaces, and outbreaks will not be declared until after 28 days, two incubation periods, without the registration of a new case, a said Henry. These episodes were first announced on June 2.

“They are, like the fast food restaurant, like the big family gathering and the church that we have had a cluster of cases linked to, those are warnings to us that this virus is unfortunately still there, ” she says.

Henry revealed that the BC Center for Disease Control has identified 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with one of these cases considered to be “epidemiologically related”, or one that has not officially tested positive but is assumed to be positive.

This means that the province has received a total of 2,756 cases since the first infection was identified in January, with more than 87.6%, or the 2,416 people, having recovered.

The breakdown of all COVID-19 infections by health region is:
• 940 at Vancouver Coastal Health;
• 1,426 Fraser sanitary facilities;
• 130 in the Island of Health;
• 195 in the Interior of Health; and
• 65 in the North of Health.

Of the 172 people currently fighting the virus, 11 are in hospital, with five of these people in intensive care units. The others are self-isolated at home.

There have been no new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, leaving a total of 168 people who died in B.C. from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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