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COVID-19: Death count continues to rise at Vancouver’s Holy Family Hospital (PHC HFH)

Holy Family Hospital, a long-term care home in south Vancouver. (Photo credit: News1130)

B.C. health officials say 12 more people have tested positive for COVID-19

The death toll at Vancouver’s Holy Family Hospital, one of two B.C. long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 outbreaks, has climbed to nine.

Vancouver Coastal Health first declared an outbreak at the 126-bed facility on June 9. Since then, according to information posted to the Holy Family Hospital website, a total of 43 residents and 24 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Long-term care facilities have been at the centre of the COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia.

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