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COVID claims 23rd Langley Lodge patient, making it the deadliest outbreak in B.C.

Another patient has died from COVID-19 at Langley Lodge.

It was announced in a update from the senior care facility Wednesday, June 3.

“We are saddened to report that one resident passed away yesterday. Our condolences go out to the family during this difficult time, and to our staff that work closely with our residents. Each of the residents in our care are special to us and we are affected by these losses.”

It brings the death toll to 23, the worst to date in B.C.

Over the past few days the lodge has had no new cases of COVID-19 and two more residents have recovered.

“Our remaining active cases are just four. To date 24 residents in Langley Lodge who became ill with COVID have recovered. We are cautiously optimistic that with consistent and ongoing maintenance of our infection control plan that we will reach our goal to ending this outbreak.”

The statement noted the population are in long term care due to complex health conditions, advanced age and dementia.

“They are in the highest risk group for COVID-19, and there is no vaccine and no treatment or cure. We are providing compassionate end of life care for those who are not recovering from this deadly virus.”

Also on Wednesday, Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, announced 22 new cases, for a total of 2,623 cases in British Columbia.

There are 214 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,243 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

Of the total COVID-19 cases, 32 individuals are hospitalized, seven of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 905 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,332 in the Fraser Health region, 127 in the Island Health region, 195 in the Interior Health region and 64 in the Northern Health region.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks and two outbreaks have now been declared over at Cottage-Worthington Pavilion and The Cedars in Mission. In total, six long-term care or assisted-living facilities continue to have active outbreaks.

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