(Sunset Lodge)

Island Health has confirmed the COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria long-term care home has claimed two more lives.

The death toll from the outbreak at Sunset Lodge, which began August 27th, has reached six people – all were residents of the facility.

In total, 15 staff and 21 residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been no new cases reported at the facility since at least September 8th.

“Sadly, Island Health can confirm that two additional resident deaths have been attributed to the outbreak at Sunset Lodge. There have been a total of six deaths attributed to this outbreak. We share our deepest condolences with the friends, family and care staff of these individuals,” Island Health said in a written statement.

“Out of respect for the privacy of these people and their families, we will not be sharing any further details.”

“Extensive control measures were put in place immediately when the outbreak was declared and Island Health’s COVID-19 Long-term Care Rapid Response team continues to have an on-site presence to support the site through this outbreak,” Island Health said in a statement.

Sunset Lodge is owned and operated by the Salvation Army. Island Health said it will continue to work with leadership and staff to respond to the outbreak and protect the health of all residents and staff.

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