The Williams Lake Seniors Village. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

UPDATE: Williams Lake Seniors Village respiratory infection outbreak over

The facility was on Interior Health’s active facility outbreaks Monday morning

Update: 1:25 p.m.

The Williams Lake Seniors Village has been removed from Interior Health’s “Active Facility Otbreaks” list.

When an outbreak is over, the facility is removed from the list, notes the website.

Facilities in Kelowna, Salmon Arm and Trail are still listed as having an outbreak.

Original story:

The Williams Lake Seniors Village is currently dealing with a respiratory infection outbreak.

According to Interior Health, the Williams Lake facility is one of five in the health region dealing with an outbreak.

The outbreak was declared Feb 27 and pertains to the entire facility.

Interior Health notes that if you are intending to visit a facility with an outbreak, “please consider postponing your visit until the outbreak is over to help keep you and your loved one healthy.​”

The outbreaks listed on Interior Health’s website is updated when new outbreaks are declared in a facility. Outbreaks are listed for the following types of infections and illnesses: Gastrointestinal Illness (GI), Respiratory Infection (RI), and Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI). When an outbreak is over, the facility is removed from the list.

Read More: ‘Incredibly thoughtful, compassionate’: B.C.’s Dr. Bonnie Henry resolves to ‘break’ COVID-19

The list includes all hospitals or long term care facilities within IH that either fall under the Hospital Act or are licensed under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act.

While Canada and the world are dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, there has only been one confirmed case in Interior Health. The person recovered at home in isolation and there was no risk of exposure to others. She was not in a facility. Interior Health did not say what community she is from.

Worldwide, there are now more than 100,000 cases, with the largest group still in China. Outbreaks have occurred outside the virus’s epicentre, including in South Korea, Iran and in Italy, which is currently under lockdown in its northern region.

In Canada over the weekend, the case count climbed past 60.

In B.C., there are now 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death as a result.

B.C.’s first fatality from the COVID-19 coronavirus was a patient at a North Vancouver care home, Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, said Monday morning during an update on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Monday, March 9 at 11 a.m.


Do you have a comment about this story? email:
editor@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

BC HealthWilliams Lake

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Visitor to Kamloops army club tests positive for COVID-19: Interior Health

The individual visited Anavets 290 Army and Navy Club between March 13 and March 17

Lives impacted, lessons learned during COVID-19

Visiting his dying father revealed difficult conditions for frontline workers, Ingemar Kallman said

Canadian cadets to mark 103rd anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 9 virtually

Idea of Captain Billie Sheridan in Williams Lake, B.C. who wondered what to do in times of COVID-19

‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits

Kelowna woman says it’s outrageous to charge for refills every 30 days

BC Cowboy Hall of Fame: Allison Everett (White) honoured as Builder of Western Culture

Allison is an inspiration to others and is continually giving back to the sport of rodeo

‘Hold our line’: 29 new cases of COVID-19 announced in B.C.

Saturday’s number of new cases marks the lowest in weeks.

Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at federal prison in B.C.; other tests pending

15 staff self-isolating waiting results, refusal to work notice sent, says correctional officer

Critic, workers’ group ‘disappointed’ Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE

Amazon Canada said in an email to The Canadian Press that it is working with Canada Post, Purolator

How to cope with your mental health during a global pandemic

Becca Shears, clinical counsellor in Vanderhoof speaks about ways to deal with stress and anxiety during this time.

Full World COVID-19 update: National Guard collect ventilators in New York; Spain, Italy improve

Comprehensive coronavirus update with news from around the world.

Two people fined after B.C. police spot online ads re-selling 5,000 surgical, N95 masks

Police confiscated the masks, being sold at inflated prices, and now working with Fraser Health

General exposure to public low after inmate tests positive for COVID-19: Interior Health

The Okanagan Correctional Centre inmate is receiving appropriate care

Sex workers face new risks during COVID-19 pandemic

‘Desperation has kicked in’ for vulnerable, undocumented workers unable to access help

Most Read