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COVID outbreak at Site C declared over

56 worker cases all recovered, says Northern Health
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Northern Health says a COVID-19 outbreak declared April 28 at Site C is officially over.

Northern Health says there were 56 lab-confirmed cases linked to the outbreak, and involving separate clusters of virus activity at the construction site since March of this year. 

All of the cases have recovered, Northern Health said Wednesday.

Worker immunizations continue, with nearly 1,700 first doses, and more than 1,200 second doses of vaccine given to workers to date.

As of Wednesday, June 23, there were 1,553 workers reported at camp, including six in quarantine. Another seven workers are isolating at home. 

Two new cases were reported June 21 and remain active, which BC Hydro says "are a result of community transmission and not connected to any previous cases associated with the project."

BC Hydro has reported 128 cases among workers since the start of the pandemic last March. Of those, 98 cases have been reported since the start of this year.

Medical health officers, Site C contractors, and WorkSafeBC continue to monitor for virus activity, Northern Health said.

More information on public exposures, school exposures, and facility or community outbreaks of COVID-19 within the Northern Health region, is available here: www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/public-exposures-and-outbreaks