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Four outbreaks at long-term care facilities in Fraser Health region

Last Updated Nov 15, 2020 at 6:43 pm PST

Entrance to the George Derby Centre in Burnaby. (Image Credit: CityNews)
Summary

Three new outbreaks at long term care facilities in the Fraser Health region

New outbreaks include Jackman Manor, Kiwanis Care Centre and George Derby Centre

There are currently 30 active outbreaks at care facilities in the Fraser Health region

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) — Fraser Health is reporting four outbreaks at long-term cares homes in the region this weekend.

In the context of long-term or healthcare settings a single case constitutes an outbreak.

On Sunday an outbreak was declared at PICS Assisted Living in Surrey, where one worker and one resident have tested positive.

Three outbreaks were reported Saturday,

At Jackman Manor in Aldergrove, three residents have tested positive.

A resident at George Derby Centre in Burnaby and a staff member at Kiwanis Care Centre in New Westminster have also contracted the virus.

“Enhanced control measures have been put in place at each site. Fraser Health is working with staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families,” a release from the health authority reads.

There are currently 30 active outbreaks at care facilities in the Fraser Health region, far more than any other in the province.