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Third death at long-term-care home in Vancouver

Last Updated Jun 25, 2020 at 3:34 pm PDT

FILE -- An outbreak was reported at the 126-bed long-term-care unit at Holy Family Hospital June 9 by the province. (Courtesy Vancouver Coastal Health)
Summary

Three residents of a long-term care home in Vancouver have died from COVID-19

An outbreak was reported at its 126-bed long-term-care unit last week by the province

Of 37 cases of the coronavirus recorded at the facility, 29 are residents

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Three residents of a long-term care home in Vancouver have died from COVID-19, as of Wednesday.

Holy Family Hospital has two programs on separate floors. An outbreak was reported at its 126-bed long-term-care unit last week by the province.

Three residents of Holy Family have since died, according to the Holy Family website.

Of 37 cases of the coronavirus recorded at the facility, 29 are residents.

“We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one,” says Holy Family.

The care home has put in place enhanced control measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

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None of the cases at Holy Family are linked to its 65-bed in-patients rehabilitation unit.

“All of us working very hard to contain things and there have been no new cases in a number of days, which is a good thing. But we are not out of the danger period there,” Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday.

According to the province, 173 people in B.C. have died from the virus, to date.

The province also reported outbreaks remain active at seven in long-term-care, assisted-living and acute-care facilities.