Three further deaths linked to Kamloops COVID-19 outbreaks

Three further deaths connected to outbreaks in Kamloops have been reported by Interior Health.

The outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital, which was declared over on Feb. 22 and lasted 31 days, is now connected with two further deaths.

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Six deaths have now been linked to the hospital outbreak, which produced 105 cases affecting 69 staff and 36 patients.

In addition, one further death has been connected to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Westsyde Care Residences group home.

The outbreak, which was declared on Feb. 1, has seen 30 cases, affecting 17 residents and 13 staff.

The last new case was reported on Feb. 16.

The death reported on Wednesday is the second at the privately operated group home, which houses adults with brain or spinal cord injuries, or cognitive, mental or physical health challenges.

None of the city's three active outbreaks have shown any growth in recent days.

The outbreak at Highridge Home and Singh House has 13 cases, with five residents and eight staff affected.

At Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre, there have been 30 total cases among 17 residents and 13 staff, with two deaths connected.

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