Coronavirus outbreak declared at two more Metro Vancouver care homes

Aug 6 2020, 5:21 pm

There are two new coronavirus outbreaks at two different care homes in Metro Vancouver, health officials confirmed on Thursday.

During a press conference, BC’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry confirmed both outbreaks are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region: One at the Richmond Lions Manor, and the other at the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre.

These two latest outbreaks bring the provincial total of outbreaks at long-term care or assisted-living facilities to four. Health officials are also currently dealing with one acute-care facility outbreak.

In total, health officials said assisted living, long-term care homes and seniors’ rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks now include:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health:
    • Holy Family Hospital long-term care facility
    • Richmond Lions Manor long-term care facility
  • Fraser Health
    • Dania Home long-term care facility
    • Maple Ridge Seniors Village long-term care facility

The update came on the same day Henry announced that 47 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the province.

By specific health region, Henry said this equates to 1,143 known cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 2,045 in Fraser Health, 146 on Vancouver Island, 385 in Interior Health, 93 people in Northern Health, and 69 from those who reside outside the province.

There are currently 371 active cases in the province, with 11 people in hospital as a result, and five of these in intensive care.

There have been no new deaths, however, leaving the provincial death toll at 195.

A total of 3,315 cases are now considered fully recovered in the province, as well.

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