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There's one active COVID-19 case remaining at northern B.C. LNG project

Northern Health reports no new infections since Dec. 2
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LNG Canada Project Site in Kitimat, B.C. (via Submitted)

All but one person at a northern B.C. project site has recovered from COVID-19 since an outbreak was declared last month.

In its latest update, Northern Health says 55 workers at the LNG Canada work site in Kitimat have recovered from the virus since initial infections were found on Nov. 19.

The authority adds there have been no positive tests for COVID-19 found at the $40-billion site since Nov. 26, to which the incubation period will formally end 28 days from that potential exposure date if no more cases are found.

The lone worker listed as active remains in isolation at their own home.

"Northern Health Public Health, LNG Canada, and JGC Fluor are encouraged that no new cases have been reported since December 2, 2020," Northern Health's statement continues, "enhanced control measures will continue at the project site, including on-site screening of employees, to protect the health of all staff."

The self-isolation requirements for the 55 recovered employees have ended, meaning they can go back to work when needed.

Kitimat LNG Canada is the only facility in northern B.C. that remains on a full outbreak alert.

Today (Dec. 11), the outbreak at Dawson Creek's Rotary Manor was declared over, while a downgrade was announced for the North Peace Seniors Housing Society apartments in Fort St. John and one of its four buildings is now considered 'precautionary' until the recent incubation period is over.

From these two incidents, three people died from COVID-19 from a total of 24 lab-confirmed cases.

As of this publication (Dec. 11), Northern Health has recorded 1,199 COVID-19 cases since March and six other deaths across its jurisdiction.

There are currently 402 active cases, 14 people in critical care among 43 hospitalizations and 788 recoveries.