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Minoru Residence outbreak declared over

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:11 PST, Wed February 10, 2021

The COVID-19 outbreak at Richmond’s Minoru Residence was declared over this week.

The outbreak, which was declared Dec. 21, affected at least 77 people—66 residents and 11 staff members—and sadly led to the deaths of 17 residents.

B.C. health officials reported the update today in a joint statement. They also reported 469 new cases, including five that are epidemiologically linked, for a total of 71,856 cases since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases, 100 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 243 in the Fraser Health region, 25 in the Island Health region, 46 in the Interior Health region, 53 in the Northern Health region and two new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 4,305 active cases of the virus and 230 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 66 of whom are in intensive care. A further 6,820 people are under active public health monitoring.

To date, 157,797 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 14,316 of which are second doses.

There have been six new COVID-19 related deaths since yesterday, for a total of 1,269 in B.C. 

One new health care facility outbreak was announced, leaving 19 active outbreaks in long-term care or assisted living facilities and eight in acute care facilities.

"The risks from COVID-19 remain high for all of us, especially with the variants of concern, which is why staying in our local community and avoiding any unnecessary travel is so important right now,” said health officials in a statement.

"This weekend is the weekend to stay home—to show your family and friends you care by not giving COVID-19 the opportunity to spread.”

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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