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Outbreak declared at Kamloops long-term care home

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January 13, 2021 - 5:35 PM

Four residents of the Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre in Kamloops have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Interior Health to declare an outbreak at the long-term care facility.

Everyone in close contact with the residents are in self isolation and are monitoring their symptoms, according to an Interior Health media release. There is no indication that there is a connection to other long-term care homes in the city.

Gemstone is privately run by Trellis Seniors Services and has 125 beds funded by the province and five that are private.

READ MORE: COVID-19 deaths within Interior Health increase by 4 overnight

Interior Health said it will continue to monitor and implement more infection control and preventive measures as needed.

All visits to the facility have been stopped except for residents nearing death as part of Interior Health’s outbreak protocols.

For the latest information about COVID-19 go to the Interior Health website here.


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