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Ninth death at Holy Family Hospital long-term care home in Vancouver

Last Updated Jul 7, 2020 at 1:16 pm PDT

FILE - Holy Family Hospital, a long-term care home in south Vancouver. (NEWS 1130 photo)
Summary

Another Holy Family Hospital resident has died from the virus since the weekend: care home

As of Monday, 43 residents and 24 staff members have been diagnosed with COVID-19

Another resident at the long-term care home has recovered from the virus

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A ninth COVID-19 death has been confirmed at Holy Family Hospital, a long-term care home in south Vancouver.

Another resident died from the virus since the weekend, according to the care home’s website.

As of Monday, 43 residents and 24 staff members have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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“Sadly, nine residents have passed away since our outbreak was declared on June 9. We offer our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones.”

Another resident at the long-term care home has recovered.

According to the province, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in B.C. is 183. The latest death at Holy Family was part of that total.

Outbreaks remain active at three long-term care homes and one acute-care facility in B.C.

The outbreak at Holy Family Hospital is the only active one in the Vancouver Coastal Health authority. The others are in the Fraser Health region and include Maple Hill, a long-term care facility in Langley, and Tabor Home, long-term care home in Abbotsford.

Holy Family Hospital can’t ease visitor restrictions until its outbreak has been declared over, according to Providence Health Care.

Holy Family has two main programs on two floors: 126 long-term care beds and 65 inpatient rehabilitation beds.

The COVID-19 outbreak in the rehabilitation facility was declared over last month.