A workers member at the Heritage Lodge Personal Care Home in Winnipeg has examined positive for the highly contagious coronavirus variant first recognized within the U.Ok., the well being area says.
The facility has applied applicable an infection management and outbreak measures, and the state of affairs is taken into account secure, a personal care home update launched on Tuesday says.
An outbreak was declared at the care home on Wednesday after a workers member examined positive, according to a statement from Revera, the corporate that owns the care home.
Larry Roberts, a spokesperson for Revera says the corporate realized the individual had the B117 coronavirus variant on Saturday.
Since then, one resident has additionally examined positive, and the ability is ready on outcomes of the take a look at to verify whether or not it is the identical pressure.
“We are dedicated to doing every part we are able to to guard the well being and security of our residents, workers members and their households. We are working very intently with Public Health officers and proceed to comply with strict pandemic outbreak protocols and an infection management practices,” mentioned Dr. Rhonda Collins, Revera’s chief medical officer, in a press release despatched to CBC News on Tuesday.
Most residents who consented have acquired each doses of the vaccine, and vaccinations for workers are ongoing, she added.
Officials have now recognized 55 variant of concern circumstances within the province, with 32 of the circumstances introduced within the final two days.
As of Tuesday, 24 are thought of lively, a provincial spokesperson mentioned.
CBC News has reached out to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority for extra info.