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COVID-19 outbreak at Coastal GasLink project sites officially declared over

Outbreak was declared on Dec. 19, 2020
Coastal GasLink construction. / Handout photo

Northern Health now has one less outbreak in the region. 

The authority announced this morning (Jan. 22) the COVID-19 outbreak at a pair of Coastal GasLink work sites is now over. 

The two sites involved, 7 Mile Lodge and Little Rock Lake Lodge, saw a recorded total of 56 cases after the outbreak was declared on Dec. 19, 2020. 

"Northern Health is pleased to announce that Medical Health Officers have declared an end to the COVID-19 outbreak at two workforce accommodation sites on the Coastal Gas Link (CGL) project," a statement reads. 

The previous update on Jan. 8 said there had been an increase of three cases involving the outbreak after its Dec. 31, 2020 outbreak, but none were active. 

As of publication, there has been a recorded total of 3,054 COVID-19 cases in northern B.C. with 508 currently active. 

There are 45 people hospitalized with 18 of those currently in critical care, along with 2,472 recoveries since the first infection was detected in March last year.

The region also has seen 54 deaths since the virus hit the area in March.