The ongoing outbreak at Acropolis Manor has thankfully claimed no more lives to date, with the total of those passing from COVID-19 at the Long Term Care facility since mid January still listed at 14.
The latest information on the only current Long Term Care Facility outbreak in Northern BC coming from Northern Health with a statement from Thursday, which notes:Ongoing monitoring and testing of residents and staff has not identified any new cases for several days. While the outbreak status is considered stable, full outbreak measures remain in place, and public health will continue to monitor the situation closely.
The current outbreak lists 33 residents and 23 staff members has having tested positive for the coronavirus.
In a follow up correspondence through Facebook, Northern Health notes that of that total, 16 residents and 22 staff members are considered recovered.
As to when Northern Health will declare the current situation at Prince Rupert's Acropolis Manor as over they note that:
Facility outbreaks are declared over only after two consecutive (14 day) COVID-19 incubation periods have passed with no potential exposures to a confirmed case.
As we outlined on Wednesday evening, the situation at Acropolis Manor, along with ongoing COVID exposure notes from SD52 have contributed to the current high level of case counts in Prince Rupert over the last month.
Something that has seen this community listed as the one with the most reports across the Northwest for two consecutive weeks now.
The latest notes on the British Columbia response to the COVID situation can be explored here.
For more notes on Health care in Prince Rupert see our archive page here.
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