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More deaths connected to COVID-19 outbreak at Kamloops long-term care home

There have now been five deaths recorded at the Overlander Residential Care facility in Brocklehurst

More deaths from COVID-19 continue to be reported from the Overlander Residential Care facility in Brocklehurst, bringing to five the number of deaths connected to the ongoing outbreak.

Interior Health reported two more people have died from the disease as an ongoing outbreak has now infected 28 people — 21 residents and seven staff members — according to an email update issued late in the afternoon on Friday, Oct.15.

It’s not clear from the release if those who have died from the virus are all residents.

The two deaths come about a week after a third person reportedly died from COVID-19 at the facility. As of Oct. 14, there had been three deaths connected to the outbreak, which was declared by Interior Health on Sept. 19, when four cases where discovered.

There has been just one new case of COVID-19 detected at Overlander since Oct. 13 and two cases detected since Oct. 7, according to the health authority.

Outbreaks are generally declared over after 28 days without a new case.