(Sunset Lodge)

Island Health has confirmed there have been three more deaths and one new case related to a COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care home.

The outbreak, which began August 27th, at Sunset Lodge has claimed four lives to date – all were residents of the facility.

In total, 15 staff and 21 residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, Island Health said that a second round of COVID-19 testing for all staff and residents was recently completed. More than 80 residents were tested and all results came back as negative.

All staff results also came back negative.

“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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