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UPDATE - COVID-19 Dawson Creek & District Hospital outbreak

Ongoing monitoring and testing of staff and patients following declaration of a COVID-19 outbreak on the medical inpatient unit at Dawson Creek & District Hospital has identified additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

As of February 12, nine patients and three staff have tested positive for COVID-19 related to the outbreak. Sadly, one patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away. Northern Health extends condolences to the family, friends and caregivers of this individual.

NH COVID-19 reminder – continued need for COVID caution

Northern Health is urging residents not to let their guard down on COVID-19 prevention, heading into the Family Day weekend, and beyond.

The NH region continues to see a surge in COVID-19 activity, related hospitalizations, and an increase in deaths related to COVID-19. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has recently announced that all current province-wide public health orders are being kept in place, until further notice.

UPDATE - COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Jubilee Lodge in Prince George

Northern Health is pleased to advise that a COVID-19 outbreak declared in mid- December at Jubilee Lodge in Prince George, is officially over. COVID-19 outbreak protocols are being lifted at the facility as the exposure risk period has now passed.

In total, there were a total of 48 confirmed resident cases of COVID-19, and 14 staff cases. Tragically, 17 residents of Jubilee Lodge who had tested positive for COVID-19 have died in association with the outbreak.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared over at University Hospital of Northern BC – Internal Medicine Unit

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared an end to a COVID-19 outbreak on the Internal Medicine Unit at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) in Prince George.

In total since the outbreak was declared December 29, 2020, twenty-one patient cases and 12 staff cases of COVID-19 were associated with the IMU outbreak, as well as 9 patient deaths. There have been no new lab-confirmed cases related to the outbreak since January 12, 2021.

COVID-19 – Acropolis Manor, Prince Rupert - outbreak continues

Ongoing monitoring and testing of staff and residents at Acropolis Manor in Prince Rupert has identified additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19. As of February 9, 2021, 31 residents and 20 staff members at Acropolis Manor have tested positive for COVID-19.

Tragically, 12 Acropolis Manor residents have died since the outbreak began, and Northern Health again offers heartfelt condolences to the family and caregivers of these individuals.