Three new deaths linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria care home

Three more people have died after becoming infected with COVID-19 at a Victoria long-term care home.

A total of four COVID-related deaths have been reported at Sunset Lodge since an outbreak was declared on Aug. 27. Fifteen staff and 21 residents have tested positive.

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Sunset Lodge, at 925 Arm St., is owned and operated by the Salvation Army.

Island Health said its COVID-19 long-term care rapid response team remains at the long-term care home for support and the medical health officer is confident effective infection control measures are in place.

Admissions, transfers and social visits are on hold during the outbreak, the health authority said. Resident and staff movement is being limited and all staff are required to wear masks and eye protection.

Staff and residents are being screened twice a day and testing is intermittent.

ceharnett@timescolonist.com

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