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COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Oliver long-term care facility

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February 17, 2021 - 4:15 PM

The deadly outbreak of COVID-19 at Oliver’s Sunnybank long-term care home has ended.

The outbreak at Sunnybank had 38 cases associated with it, including 27 residents, 10 staff and an essential visitor, according to an Interior Health media release issued today, Feb. 17. Six residents died in the outbreak.

"I’m happy we are able to declare another COVID-19 outbreak over," Interior Health chief medical health officer Dr. Albert de Villiers said in the release. "As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to roll-out, we will be able to protect more of our most vulnerable members of our communities and prevent ongoing outbreaks in the future."

An outbreak is declared over when two incubation periods or 28 days have passed from the last onset of symptoms in a resident.

"The Oliver community has been hit hard by COVID-19 outbreaks and on behalf of everyone at Interior Health, I extend our condolences to the families of the loved ones of those who passed away during the outbreak,” Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown said.

Interior Health has frequently updated COVID-19 information on their website here.


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