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All Site C workers linked to outbreak have recovered

1,462 workers at camp as of Wednesday
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Northern Health says 39 workers linked to a COVID-19 outbreak at Site C have all recovered.

The outbreak was declared April 28 involving various contractors, and Northern Health says there have been no new cases since May 7.

"There are currently no active cases associated with the outbreak; all 39 individuals who had tested positive in association with the outbreak, have recovered," the health authority said Wednesday. "A small number of close contacts are completing their required self-isolation."

Construction on the project continues, and worker monitoring and testing is ongoing, Northern Health said.

As of May 12, there were 1,462 workers reported at camp, including 12 in isolation. Another 24 workers are isolating at home. 

There have been 103 cases among workers since the start of the pandemic last March, and 70 since the start of the year. 

Three cases are currently active among workers, and BC Hydro reported two new cases on May 12. BC Hydro said the cases were a result of community transmission and not connected to any previous cases. 

Northern Health's outbreak declaration will be in place until at least May 26.


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