For the second time since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon is under Code Red as an outbreak has been declared.

 

The last time an outbreak was declared at the Home was back in November when 21 residents and 8 staff were positive with COVID-19. This time around it’s a staff member. The age and sex of the staffer are unknown.

 

There are currently no COVID-19 positive residents and none of the residents are exhibiting any respiratory symptoms. Fairview staff continues to monitor all residents in the building closely out of an abundance of caution.

 

Fairview is the third place that has additional restrictions in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, with the Boissevain School going to online learning and an outbreak being declared at the Boissevain Health Centre.

 

Meanwhile, 135 new cases have been identified in the province, with five cases in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.

 

The province announced there were two additional deaths as well, with one person having the new B117 variant.

 

The province says the new variant is becoming the new dominant strain of COVID-19 in the province.