The COVID-19 outbreak at Tabor Home in Abbotsford is now up to 107 cases, as of late Thursday afternoon.
The latest update indicates that 63 residents and 44 staff have now tested positive, and there have been two deaths.
“Some who have tested positive have already made a full recovery,” said Dan Levitt, executive director of Tabor Village, in his latest newsletter to family and friends.
The numbers could change later Friday (Nov. 20), after weekly testing of staff and residents is completed.
Tabor Home is a long-term-care facility owned and operated by Tabor Village.
Levitt said Tabor Home is continuing to work with Fraser Health, and measures in place include twice-daily screenings of residents, physical distancing in dining rooms, staggered meal times, cancellation of group activities and enhanced daily cleaning practices.
Levitt said window visits are not being allowed during the outbreak.
“This breaks our hearts, but we know this breaks yours and your loves ones’ hearts even more. Keep praying and believe with us for this outbreak to be over sooner (rather) than later,” Levitt wrote.
He encouraged family members and friends to send cards, letters and/or photos through the Tabor Village website.
“We’ll print and deliver them right away so your loved ones know they are in your thoughts and prayers,” Levitt stated.
The outbreak was first reported publicly on Friday, Nov. 6, when Fraser Health reported that four staff and two residents had tested positive. But numbers released later that day from Tabor Village indicated it was seven staff and two residents.
By Monday of this week (Nov. 16), the number of cases reported was 101 (42 staff and 59 residents – exactly half of the 118 people who reside there). This has been the Fraser Health region’s largest COVID-19 outbreak in a care facility.