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UPDATED: COVID outbreak at Talarico Place grows

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Interior Health says a COVID-19 outbreak at a Castlegar long-term care facility has grown since last week. There are now 27 resident cases but no deaths at Talarico Place.

As of last week, 11 residents had come down with the virus. The outbreak began Aug. 1.

The health authority says during outbreaks, social visits are paused, but essential visitors, palliative and end-of-life visits are permitted.

In the last year, COVID outbreaks have also occurred at Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar, Poplar Ridge Pavilion and Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, Slocan Community Health Centre in New Denver, and Jubilee Manor in Nelson, resulting in a handful of deaths.

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