Island Health declares four outbreaks over, no new outbreaks

Island Health declares four outbreaks over, no new outbreaks
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Four long-term care COVID-19 outbreaks in Island Health facilities have been declared over, and there are no new outbreaks.

The outbreaks that are over are in Nanaimo, Victoria, and Parksville.

In Nanaimo, Dufferin Place long-term care home and Woodgrove Manor long-term care home have had their outbreaks declared over.

The outbreak at Dufferin Place was initially declared on Jan. 13, and had 43 residents and two staff members test positive during the outbreak.

Woodgrove Manor had nine resident cases and six staff cases attributed to the outbreak, which was declared on Jan. 27.

In Victoria, the outbreak at James Bay Care Centre long-term care home is now over. This outbreak had 13 residents test positive, and it was declared on Jan. 15.

The outbreak at Arrowsmith Lodge long-term care home in Parksville was declared on Jan. 21, and had eight residents and 17 staff test positive.

The additional protocols in place at these facilities during the outbreak are now lifted.

There are 18 health care facilities in Island Health with active outbreaks.

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