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46 employees of a poultry and 120 inmates and staff confirmed positive of COVID-19 in B.C.

BY , Apr 29, 2020 2:05 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

A paramedic transports an elderly man to the emergency department at a hospital in Toronto on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

There have been no new long-term care or assisted-living facility outbreaks in B.C. In total, 20 facilities and three acute-care units have active outbreaks, with outbreaks now declared over at 12 care facilities.

Public health teams are also providing support to a number of community outbreaks, actively contact tracing those who may be directly affected and their close contacts.

As of today, 46 employees have now been confirmed positive at Superior Poultry in Coquitlam, and 34 employees are confirmed positive at United Poultry in Vancouver.

There are also 120 inmates and staff confirmed positive at the Mission Institution federal correctional centre, as well as 11 positive cases of COVID-19 connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

Health Officials say, anyone who has been in Kearl Lake since March 24, or is a close contact of a worker and who has symptoms of COVID-19, is required to immediately self-isolate and should be tested.

Visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website for information on a collectioncentre near you, or contact 811 or public health for information on testing.

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