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VCH confirms new case of COVID-19 at Haro Park Centre

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Mar 18, 2020 at 2:48 pm PDT

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A resident of a Vancouver care home is the latest to be diagnosed with COVID-19.

The resident of the Haro Park Centre in Vancouver is now in isolation and is receiving care, according to Vancouver Coastal Health.

Haro Park is the third care home in B.C. affected the the COVID-19 pandemic.

Six of the seven deaths in B.C. are linked to the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, along with multiple other cases of cornonavirus.

Two other reported COVID-19 cases have been reported at a care home in West Vancouver, Hollyburn House.

Vancouver Coastal Health’s communicable disease control team is now working with the staff at Haro Park to identify anyone who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus and is taking steps to protect the health of all residents and staff there, including monitoring, says a release.

Family and residents caregivers providing compassionate care will be allowed to visit Haro Park residents, according to Vancouver Coastal, but visitor access will be restricted.

“These precautions prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, and are standard approaches used in care facilities during seasonal Influenza outbreaks,” says the release.

Haro Park provides independent housing, assisted living and residential care.

B.C. declared a provincial state of emergency on Wednesday to help curb the spread of COVID-19.