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“All residents are isolated in their rooms and monitored closely for symptoms twice a day,” Collins said. “All staff are screened at the start and end of shifts and must wear appropriate masks and eye protection in the home.”
He said the staff have also improved cleaning procedures, prevented visitors from entering the nursing home, and are serving meals in residents’ rooms.
Several other Revera-run nursing homes are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, including Edmonton’s South Terrace Continuing Care Center where there have been 66 confirmed cases in residents and another 66 among staff, according to the agency. Ten residents died.
The province did not update its outbreak sites on Wednesday, but there were 42 sites in the Calgary area under surveillance as of Tuesday. Nineteen of these are linked to acute, long-term and supportive structures.
The deaths announced Wednesday include an 80-year-old woman linked to the Spruce Lodge outbreak in northeastern Calgary and, in the Edmonton area, two 80-year-old females and a 70-year-old male, two of whom are linked to outbreak sites.
In addition, a 60-year-old woman from the South Zone, a 70-year-old woman from the North Zone and a 90-year-old male linked to the Mayerthorpe Extendicare outbreak in the North Zone died.
There are now 217 people in hospital and 46 in intensive care units, up from 207 and 43 respectively on Tuesday.