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Coronavirus case confirmed at 5th Metro Vancouver long-term care home

A positive case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed at a fifth long-term care home in Metro Vancouver.

Fraser Health said Saturday that a staff member at Delta View Care Centre has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The health authority’s statement said “no additional transmission” has been identified inside the home, where “comprehensive control measures” have been implemented.

The announcement came a day after a second seniors’ home in the Fraser Health region, Dufferin Care Centre in Coquitlam, also saw a staff member test positive for the disease.

Fraser Health said both facilities have health-care teams in place to “rapidly address quality and communication issues and actively check symptoms in staff and residents.”

Staff at Delta View, which is owned by the non-profit Good Samaritan Canada, will also no longer be allowed to work at any other facility.

Fraser Health said medical health officer Dr. Martin Lavoie will issue a public health order to help protect seniors and limit the spread of COVID-19 in the region’s long-term care homes.

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