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COVID-19 outbreak over at West Kelowna long-term care home

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February 02, 2021 - 5:22 PM

A COVID-19 outbreak in a West Kelowna long-term care home has ended.

The COVID-19 outbreak at Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna is over, according to a media release from Interior Health issued today, Feb. 2. An outbreak is declared over when two incubation periods or 28 days have passed from the last onset of symptoms in a resident.

There were 46 cases at the care facility, including 41 residents and five staff. Four people died during the outbreak.

All eligible residents and staff at Heritage have been offered their first COVID-19 vaccination dose.

“I’m happy to declare another COVID-19 outbreak over,” chief medical health officer Dr. Albert de Villiers said in the release. “It’s encouraging to have staff and residents at long-term care and assisted living receive their first dose of the vaccine."


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