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Canada Vancouver's Haro Park Centre COVID-19 cases spike to 55

13:00  26 march  2020
13:00  26 march  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

'This virus is an assassin': Son of COVID-19 victim at care home shocked by disease's speed

  'This virus is an assassin': Son of COVID-19 victim at care home shocked by disease's speed During his final weekly visit to his father at the Haro Park long-term care centre in Vancouver on March 14, Bruce Hampson noticed his 93-year-old father, Arthur, did not look well. By the early morning hours of March 22, Arthur Hampson was dead. Arthur was the first person diagnosed with COVID-19 at Haro Park and the first person at the facility whose death was connected to the disease, his son said. "I was with him Saturday morning and he looked fatigued. He wasn't very happy," Bruce Hampson said.Arthur was taken to St. Paul's Hospital on Monday, March 16 with a high fever. The next day the diagnosis was confirmed.

However, the outbreak at Haro Park Centre in Vancouver is worsening. Henry said 28 residents and 27 staff members have now tested positive. A graph shows the trajectory of COVID - 19 cases and deaths in British Columbia as of March 25, 2020. (Justin McElroy/CBC). She said that the numbers of

VANCOUVER -- British Columbia' s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 42 new positive tests for COVID - 19 in the province Wednesday Another care home outbreak - at Haro Park Centre in Vancouver - now includes a total of 55 confirmed cases . There are 28 residents and 27

a city street with cars parked on the side of a building: Haro Park Centre has become one of the worst-hit long-term care centres infected with COVID-19, with a total of 55 confirmed cases on Wednesday, March 25. © Maggie MacPherson/CBC Haro Park Centre has become one of the worst-hit long-term care centres infected with COVID-19, with a total of 55 confirmed cases on Wednesday, March 25.

A 154-resident care home in Vancouver's West End has nearly surpassed the Lynn Valley Care Centre's confirmed COVID-19 cases, making it among the worst outbreaks in B.C.

The number of cases at Haro Park Centre spiked on Wednesday, according to provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, rising to 28 infected residents and 27 staff members with confirmed cases of the virus.

As of Tuesday, Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver was associated with 63 cases — 42 among residents and 21 among staff.

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One new death at North Vancouver ' s Lynn Valley Care Centre . Fourteen people have died of COVID - 19 in B.C. to date. Six of the other long term care facilities identified with the virus have reported no new cases , but Henry said the infections at Haro Park in Vancouver ' s West End now

The spread of the outbreak in the Lynn Valley facility appears to have ebbed, with no new cases recorded on Wednesday, but it remains the deadliest in the country.

There are now 11 deaths associated with that single outbreak, out of a total 14 in B.C. and 36 across the country.

a sign on a city street: Haro Park Centre care facility in Vancouver on March 18, 2020. © Maggie MacPherson/CBC Haro Park Centre care facility in Vancouver on March 18, 2020.

At Haro Park Centre, where the first COVID-19 case was confirmed on March 18, there were 15 confirmed cases among residents and 25 among health-care workers on Tuesday. By Wednesday, that had nearly doubled.

"It is not surprising to us that we're seeing an increased number of people being affected by this," Henry said of the Haro Park outbreak on Wednesday. "Unfortunately, we know that this has quite a long incubation period so those who had been exposed before the first cases were recognized are those who are now developing illness."

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  COVID-19: 40 new cases, one more death announced in B.C. B.C. health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia has grown to 271 with the addition of 40 new cases announced Thursday. During her daily pandemic update, Henry announced one more death, linked to the outbreak at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, that brings the provincial COVID-19 death toll to eight. “Our hearts go out to their families,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. Seventeen people are being treated in hospital with nine in intensive care.. Dix also announced that the province is waiving waiting periods for people who are waiting to qualify for medical service plan insurance.

He said most most of the new cases are related to travel, or have direct contact with previous cases . Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’ s chief provincial public health officer, announced 14 new cases of COVID - 19 in Manitoba during Wednesday’ s briefing, bringing the total of confirmed and probable

Laboratory testing for coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID - 19 ) in suspected human cases : interim guidance, 2 March 2020 (Report). National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). " Covid - 19 : Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access". Wiley. "2019-nCoV Data Portal".

On Monday, Henry also confirmed a death related to the virus at the facility, though she said on Wednesday none of the residents and health-care workers at Haro Park with known COVID-19 cases were hospitalized — all were either staying home or remaining at the facility.

"What's really important is the measures being taken in Haro Park to prevent all those people who have been exposed before and now developing illness to make sure that they're isolated as they develop their illness so they're not passing it on to others," said Henry.

She said another long-term care home, Broadway Pentecostal Lodge, had been struck by the virus by Wednesday, making it the seventh such facility with coronavirus cases.

She lost her mother to COVID-19. Now she is urging British Columbians to help stop the spread .
Teresa Comey wants to get her loved ones together to mourn her mother's death, but she can't. She wishes she could throw her arms around her grieving father, but she can't do that either. What she can do, though, is tell British Columbians to do everything they can to make sure they don't suffer as her family has. Comey's mother, 89-year-old Beverley Kellett, was a resident of the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, B.C. She died Friday of COVID-19. Thirteen people in B.C. have now died of the disease, including 10 connected to the outbreak at the care centre where Kellett lived.

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