One person has died from COVID-19 following outbreak at Vernon care unit

COVID death at care home

Interior Health has confirmed one person died from COVID-19 resulting from an outbreak at the Polson Special Care Unit in Vernon.

In a brief statement to Castanet News, Interior Health officials say the outbreak at the care unit resulted in 12 cases of COVID-19, one hospitalization and one death.

The outbreak was declared over last Saturday.

A second facility-wide COVID-19 outbreak has also been declared at Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong.

According to officials, the outbreak, which was declared Sept. 14, has affected 22 people to date.

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