New cases in Kamloops outbreaks

Four ongoing outbreaks in the city have produced a total of 174 cases this year

Outbreaks in Kamloops have seen some growth over the past 24 hours.

While the Royal Inland Hospital outbreak has remained stable for three days now, cases continue to emerge at other facilities in the city.

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Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre has identified five new cases over the past 24 hours, after one new case was reported on Thursday.

Cases at the long-term care home had been stable at 25 cases since Feb. 2. The outbreak was declared on Jan. 13, making it the oldest outbreak in the city.

On Friday, Interior Health reported 31 total cases at the facility, with eight active cases. There have been 23 residents and eight staff test positive to date. The facility now has eight active cases and two deaths have been linked to the outbreak there.

At group home Westsyde Care Residences, there are now 18 active cases. To date, 29 cases have been reported there, affecting 16 residents and 13 staff, with one death linked to the outbreak.

The Highridge Home/Singh House group home outbreak has produced nine cases to date, with one resident and eight staff test positive there.

The outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital stands at 105 total cases. To date, 69 staff and 36 patients have tested positive due to the outbreak and 32 of the cases remain active. One death has been linked to that outbreak.

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