Vancouver – Surging infections and mounting deaths among seniors are being reported at Holy Family Hospital.
8 seniors have died in the outbreak declared on June 9, with one more included in the total on Saturday.
As well additional staff and seniors have tested positive.
“On July 4 at 2:00pm, six new staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. 24 staff members are now infected.
In addition the infection count among seniors is now 42.
“Sadly, there has been one additional COVID-19 related death in the past day.
“This brings the total number of deaths to eight residents. We offer our heartfelt condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one during this difficult time.
“In total, 42 residents and 24 staff members have tested positive,” said a bulletin posted on Hospital’s site.
Outbreaks in senior homes begin with small figures and escalate within the 14-day incubation period.
Langley Memorial – an outbreak reported over – lost 25 seniors. That was five higher than 20 at Lynn Valley.
“Providence Health Care staff, medical staff and infection control experts are continuing to work with public health around the clock to ensure our long-term care residents and staff are kept as safe as possible. ”
“There are two main programs, separated on two floors, at the Holy Family campus: a 126-bed long-term care facility, as well as a 65-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit.
Thus far, there are no COVID-19 cases in rehab.
As well Mission Memorial Hospital now has ten infections and one death.
A death earlier at Tabor Lodge occurred in an infection picked up before the patient was transferred from Mission. Symptoms developed after the transfer.
At Maple Hill in Langley one senior transfered from Mission also developed an infection and additionally infected two staff.
BC’s fatalities now stand at 180. Mostly among seniors.