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Three more residents die of COVID-19 at Jubilee Lodge in Prince George among six new cases

A total of 51 cases have been recorded to date
Jubilee Lodge - Prince George Northern Health
A room inside Prince George's Jubilee Lodge long-term care home. (via Northern Health)

More tragic news today (Dec. 24) among the COVID-19 outbreak at Jubilee Lodge in Prince George.

Northern Health spokesperson Eryn Collins confirms three additional deaths have occurred at the long-term care facility, increasing the toll to seven since the outbreak was declared on Dec. 12.

Six new infections have also been discovered, three residents and three staff, bringing Jubilee Lodge's grand total to 51 and broken down among 41 residents and 10 staff.

Collins says pre-outbreak, there were approximately 66 total residents living at the facility. 

When the outbreak was declared, Northern Health reported COVID-19 cases among two residents and one staff member. 

Another nine cases were then announced on Dec. 16, which involved six more residents and another three staff members, bringing the to-date total to 12.

On Tuesday (Dec. 22), the authority revealed four deaths since the start with another 30 residents and three staff infected with the virus. 

That brought the recorded total to 38 residents and seven staff members at that time.  

“The toll that COVID-19 has had on many of our most cherished, but most vulnerable, members of our communities has been heavy,” Northern Health CEO Cathy Ulrich said in a release on Dec. 22. 

“Our heartfelt condolences go to residents of Jubilee Lodge and their families as well as to their caregivers; the staff, nurses and physicians who continue to provide excellent and compassionate care during understandably challenging circumstances.”

Northern Health currently has outbreaks declared at the LNG Canada Project Site (declared Nov. 19), North Peace Seniors Housing Society apartments (declared Nov. 22), LNG Canada Project Site involving Diversified (declared Dec. 16) and CGL worksites, 7 Mile Lodge and Little Rock Lake Lodge involving Coastal Gas Link (declared Dec. 19). 

As of publication, Northern Health has a total of 1,652 cases since the pandemic hit B.C. in March. 

There are 51 people currently hospitalized with 18 of those in ICU. 

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