Another positive COVID-19 case has been detected in a large outbreak at a long-term care home in Victoria.
The outbreak, which was declared on Friday, August 27th has claimed the life of one resident.
Today, Island Health reported an additional case of COVID-19 related to the outbreak was detected at Sunset Lodge.
A staff member of the long-term care center tested positive, bringing the outbreak totals to 15 staff members and 20 residents.
To date, more than 200 individuals of the center have had negative COVID-19 test results. 78 residents and 123 staff members have been tested.
Island Health reported that a majority of the residents continue to experience mild or no symptoms.
The health authority will have additional presence at the location to take any further actions required during the outbreak.
Social visits are restricted unless essential. Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures continue and there is twice a day screening and expanded COVID-19 testing.
According to a release from the executive director on August 27th, 100 per cent of residents and 96 per cent of staff members have been fully vaccinated.
While rare, breakthrough cases in fully-vaccinated individuals are still occurring, especially among those aged 80 and up who first received their first COVID-19 vaccinations in January.