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Site C outbreak update

31 of 39 cases recovered, Northern Health says
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The downstream Site C cofferdam in the foreground with ongoing dam excavation in the centre, March 2021. Both the upstream and downstream cofferdams have been completed.

Northern Health says the number of Covid-19 cases tied to an outbreak at Site C has grown to 39.

The vast majority of cases, 31, have recovered, while eight cases involving two contractors are currently active.

"Workers on the project continue to be screened, and contact tracing is continuing. Those with confirmed cases and their close contacts are self-isolating," Northern Health said in an update Friday.

"Medical Health Officers have determined there continues to be no need for closure orders for the overall project, or individual project worksites."

The outbreak was declared April 28.

As of Friday, BC Hydro reported 1,423 workers at camp, including 37 in isolation. Another 41 workers are isolating at home.

There have been 70 cases among the workforce since the start of 2021, and 101 cases since the start of the pandemic last March.


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