COVID-19 outbreak declared at Campbell River care home as B.C. cases tick up

An outbreak has been declared at the Discovery Harbour long-term care home in Campbell River, where three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Island Health said Wednesday that no residents were experiencing symptoms.

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The three staff members are self-isolating at home.

Discovery Harbour is owned and operated by Park Place Seniors Living. Island Health is working with the facility to identify anyone who may have been exposed to the virus.

While the outbreak is in effect, admissions and transfers are on hold and social visits are being restricted, the health authority said. Enhanced cleaning measures are in place, and all staff and residents are being screened for symptoms twice a day.

A total of 32 new COVID‑19 cases were reported in the Island Health region on Wednesday as daily case counts in B.C. continued to rise. The 342 new infections reported Wednesday is the highest count since late May. There are now 1,764 known active infections, including 55 people who are hospitalized. One person is in hospital in Island Health.

No new deaths were reported.

Half of the latest cases were diagnosed in the Interior Health region, where more than 53 per cent of active cases are also located.

Active cases in the Fraser Health region have ticked up by 40 in the last day to 388, while active cases in the Vancouver Coastal health region are up by 46 to 258. There have been 13 new cases in the Northern Health region for a total of 52 active cases.

The Health Ministry said in a statement that 81.5 per cent of eligible residents have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and nearly 68 per cent have had two.

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