COVID-19 outbreak declared at another Kamloops group home

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Highridge Home and Singh House in the Parkcrest area, where six staff have tested positive

Interior Health has declared another outbreak in Kamloops, at a group home in the Parkcrest area.

The outbreak spans two group homes on different floors of the same building, at Singh House and Highridge Home, located at the corner of Parkcrest Avenue and Singh Street.

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Six staff members in the building have tested positive for COVID-19.

Interior Health is investigating the outbreak and currently conducting contact tracing.

The private group home is operated by Prima Enterprises and caters to those who require 24-hour care.

Visits to the site have been suspended and affected staff have been directed to isolate themselves.

Prima Enterprises operates four other group homes in Kamloops and another in Vernon.

There are three other active outbreaks in the city, including Royal Inland Hospital, Westsyde Care Residences and Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre.

As of Monday evening (Feb. 8), the outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital had produced 102 cases, affecting 36 patients and 66 staff, with one death connected to the outbreak. Of those cases, 46 are active.

Westsyde Care Residences has 26 cases, with 14 residents and 12 staff affected. All but two cases remain active.

The outbreak at Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Home, which was declared on Jan. 13, has two active cases. To date, 17 residents and eight staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Two deaths have been linked to the outbreak there.

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