Ongoing monitoring and testing has identified additional COVID-19 cases associated with an outbreak declared by NH Medical Health Officers on February 10, 2020, at the Pretium Resources Brucejack Mine north of Stewart, BC.
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.
The Northern Health Board has endorsed a review of the recent allegations of racism in healthcare at its hospitals. These allegations are taken extremely seriously and we believe that the review underway will allow us to understand what occurred from the experience of this family, the staff and physicians.
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.
Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Pretium Resources Brucejack Mine north of Stewart, BC, after finding evidence of COVID-19 transmission among employees and contractors at the underground gold mine.
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.
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.
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.