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One resident dies at Langley Lodge, no new outbreaks in B.C.

FILE -Langley Lodge has experienced two outbreaks of COVID-19. (Source: Google Maps)

Province says there aren't any new outbreaks of COVID-19

This is about the time more Henry said cases would rise as restrictions eased

Langley Lodge says one person has died from the virus

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — About two weeks into Phase 2 of B.C.’s reopening plan, the province says there aren’t any new outbreaks. This comes as the province records 22 new cases of the virus and one death.

A person from the Fraser Health region died from the virus, according to Wednesday’s update from the provincial health officer and health minister.

In Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix’s joint release, they say 2,243 people have recovered after testing positive for the virus.

The update says 166 people have died from the virus and there are currently 214 active cases.

Dr. Bonnie Henry had noted the reopening of the province could lead to more cases in about two weeks as restrictions are eased, which is the incubation period for COVID-19.

“While we have worked hard to flatten our curve, as we increase our social interactions and spend more time with others, we may see an increase in new cases,” she said May 26. “This is because the illness often can be mild or asymptomatic in the early stages, which means people may not realize they are sick.

Long term care

The province says there aren’t any new outbreaks in health care facilities, and two are now over at the Cottage-Worthington Pavilion and The Cedars in Mission.

There are still six active outbreaks in long-term care homes or assisted living facilities.

“Public health teams also continue to provide support for the seven ongoing community outbreaks,” Henry and Dix say.

Meanwhile, Langley Lodge didn’t report any new cases of the virus Wednesday.

Two more residents have also recovered, bringing the total of recovered patients from the home to 24.

“We are cautiously optimistic that with consistent and ongoing maintenance of our infection control plan that we will reach our goal to ending this outbreak,” reads a release from the lodge.

However, one resident did pass away from the virus Tuesday.

“Our condolences go out to the family during this difficult time, and to our staff that work closely with our residents,” the release says. “Each of the residents in our care are special to us and we are affected by these losses.”

The care home currently has only four active cases, though it also notes the residents are in the highest risk group for COVID-19.

-With files from Jim Bennie