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5 new outbreaks declared at Vancouver Island long-term care homes

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More outbreaks have been declared at Island long-term care homes while five others have been declared over.

Outbreaks have been declared in Courtenay, Nanaimo and Duncan along with others on the Island. A list of the outbreaks and cases follows:

  • Glacier View Place long-term care home, Courtenay
      • Eight resident cases limited to Rose unit, wings 3 and 4.
  • Nanaimo Seniors Village long-term care home
      • Six resident cases, one staff member
  • Sundridge Place long-term care home, Dunan
      • 15 resident cases limited to the second floor
  • Sluggett House long-term care home in Brentwood Bay
      • Four resident cases and one staff member
  • Island View Place Care long-term care home in Saanichton
    • Two resident cases, limited to second floor of the site.

Island Health says the cases reported are ones that have been confirmed with PCR testing or a follow-up from their contact management team.

Protocols including limiting essential visitors, having no congregations or group activities and enhanced cleaning and screening have been implemented, according to Island Health.

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Five other long-term care home outbreaks have been declared over by the health authority, including at Eagle Ridge Manor long-term care home in Port Hardy.

 

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