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Kamloops care home reports first COVID-19 death

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January 19, 2021 - 5:34 PM

Interior Health is reporting a death associated with the COVID-19 outbreak at Brocklehurst Gemstone care facility in Kamloops today.

Brocklehurst Gemstone long-term care home now has 20 cases of COVID-19, comprised of 16 residents and four staff, and one death attributed to the outbreak, according to an Interior Health media release.

A second COVID-19-related death occurred in the community, bringing the number deaths in the Interior Health region to 52 today, Jan. 19.

"It is with heavy hearts today that we report two additional deaths due to COVID-19 in Interior Health,” Interior Health president and CEO of Susan Brown said in the release. "Our sympathy goes out to their loved ones and caregivers. Each death is a reminder of the devastating impact of this pandemic, and a reminder to all of us of the very real need to follow provincial health orders and direction."

At other care homes in the Interior Health region, Sunnybank long-term care home in Oliver is reporting 35 cases, including 26 residents and 14 staff with two deaths connected to the outbreak.

Creekside Landing long-term care home in Vernon has 32 cases including 18 residents and 14 staff, with one death.

Noric House long-term care home in Vernon is reporting 64 cases, including 47 residents and 17 staff, with seven deaths connected to the outbreak.

Heritage Square long-term care home in Vernon has 64 cases: 47 residents and 17 staff, with seven deaths connected to the outbreak.

Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna has 46 cases: 41 residents and five staff, with three deaths connected to the outbreak.

Mountainview Village long-term care home in Kelowna has 16 cases: eight residents and eight staff, with two deaths connected to the outbreak.

Village by the Station long-term care home in Penticton has 10 cases: five residents and five staff, with one death connected to the outbreak.


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