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Update: COVID-19 outbreak at Queen's Park Care Centre in New West declared over

Fraser Health has declared the outbreak over, after 17 cases were recorded
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A COVID-19 outbreak at Queen's Park Care Centre in New Westminster has been declared over as of Nov. 25.

A COVID-19 outbreak at New Westminster's Queen's Park Care Centre has been declared over.

A Fraser Health press release sent just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25 announced that the long-term care outbreak, which had reached 17 cases, is now over.

The B.C. Centre for Disease control's latest long-term care outbreak report confirmed the total cases as13 residents and four staff members. Three residents died. (The final report on the outbreak, dated Dec.1, confirmed the same numbers that had been reported a week earlier.)

"With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in care facilities, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases at this location," the release said.

The outbreak was first declared Oct. 16, with two residents initially having tested positive for coronavirus. 

The care centre had a previous serious outbreak last year, between Nov. 22 and Dec. 24, 2020, which involved 14 cases (10 residents and four staff) and ended in four residents' deaths, according to a report from the B.C. Seniors Advocate.

Queen’s Park Care Centre is a long-term care facility owned and operated by Fraser Health.

A second outbreak in the acute care section of the health-care facility was declared over as of Nov. 19. That outbreak, in the rehabilitation centre, was first declared on Oct. 27.

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