REGINA – An extended-term care residence in Regina says public well being officers have declared an outbreak of COVID-19 there.
An Extendicare spokeswoman says that as of Tuesday, 4 residents and two employees members had examined constructive for the novel coronavirus.
Laura Gallant says 95 per cent of Elmview residents have acquired the 2 required doses of vaccine.
She says she will be able to’t say if the 4 who turned unwell had been immunized, as a result of that’s personal info.
Gallant says nearly 90 per cent of the care residence’s employees have been given one shot, and about half have acquired each.
Gallant says for weeks now COVID-19 speedy testing has been used on anybody getting into the house, and all residents and employees are being examined.
“COVID-19 vaccines are a robust device to strengthen our defence in opposition to the virus,” she wrote in an announcement to The Canadian Press.
“Till mass vaccination is accomplished and broader immunity is achieved in the neighborhood, the virus will proceed to flow into and probably enter properties. We should stay vigilant and use each accessible precaution to forestall the virus from reaching residents.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed March 12, 2021