Breakout of breakthrough cases are rising in BC, Canada care homes.
I wonder how they will obfuscate the deaths this might potentially cause.
COVID-19 outbreaks have jumped significantly in long-term care homes since mid-August, possibly as a result of waning vaccine protection for seniors, but also likely because of rising levels of cases in the surrounding community, experts say.
There were 21 active outbreaks in long-term care, assisted-living and independent-living homes as of Sept. 29, according to the latest outbreak report from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).
In those homes with active outbreaks, there were 198 residents and 83 staff who had contracted COVID. Another 79 residents and 33 staff were infected at care homes where outbreaks were just declared over. Among those facilities, there have been 42 deaths, all among residents, according to BCCDC data.