Another two cases of COVID-19 have been identified at a long-term care home in Nanaimo.
Island Health says it has identified two additional cases of COVID-19 at the Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence long-term care home in Nanaimo, which has been dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19 since late December.
“The new resident case is in an individual who resides on the same unit where the outbreak was initially identified, while the staff member was also cohorted to that unit,” the health authority said in a statement.
The additional cases were detected during a second round of “mass testing” that took place earlier this week, according to Island Health.
Since the outbreak was declared at the facility, seven residents and one staff member have tested positive and more than 360 tests for COVID-19 have been carried out.
Island Health says although the cause of the outbreak is still unknown, it remains confined to two units on the first floor of the home.