Coronavirus Canada Updates: Northern Health declares 2 COVID outbreaks officially ended

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Northern Health declares 2 COVID outbreaks officially ended
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Northern Health declares 2 COVID outbreaks officially ended

Some good Christmas news as Northern Health has declared two COVID-19 outbreaks officially over.

The first outbreak involving contractor JGC Fluor at the LNG Canada Project Site that was issued on Nov. 19 has not had any new cases reported since Dec. 2.

Northern Health says a total of 56 positive cases have now recovered and close contacts have completed their required self-isolation periods.

However, there remains a second outbreak at the site.

On Dec. 17, Northern Health announced new cases of the virus had been discovered among staff with Diversified Transportation working on site.

The authority announced on Tuesday the active case count was reduced to nine workers.

There have been a total of 16 positive cases recorded as of the last update. There have been no new cases associated with the second outbreak since Dec.14.

Meanwhile, the outbreak at the North Peace Seniors Housing Society apartments in Fort St. John has also been declared over.

A total of 15 cases of COVID-19 were recorded, six of whom required hospitalization, and one resident associated with the outbreak passed away in November.

“Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared the outbreak exposure risk over, for all of the complex’s Apartment buildings,” a statement reads.

“Northern Health and the North Peace Seniors Housing Society wish to thank staff, residents and their families, for their patience, cooperation and support in recent weeks.”

As of publication, Northern Health has recorded 1,719 COVID-19 cases since March.

As of Thursday, there were 516 active cases, 16 people in critical care among 50 total hospitalizations, and 1,182 recoveries.

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