Island Health has announced one new COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care home in Sidney, while also declaring an outbreak in Victoria to be over.
Rest Haven Lodge long-term care home in Sidney is the latest facility to be added to Island Health’s outbreak list.
At the same time, one long-term care home in Victoria is no longer considered to be experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19.
This is the Beacon Hill Villa long-term care home, which in total, reported 29 resident cases and two staff cases as a part of this outbreak.
With the latest update, there are 55 active outbreaks at health care facilities across the province.
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The health authority says they have implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care, acute care, assisted living and licensed care facilities and will be supporting each site amid the latest wave of the virus.
As part of Island Health’s response to each outbreak, no admissions or transfers are being carried out at outbreak facilities. All group activities and congregate dining will be suspended for the course of the outbreak and there will be enhanced screening of all staff and residents on site.
The case numbers reported below are cases that have been confirmed via PCR testing or follow-up from Island Health’s case and contact management team.
Here are the details of the latest outbreak:
Rest Haven Lodge long-term care home in Sidney
Four resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak.
Rest Haven Lodge is owned and operated by Broadmead Care Society.