There has been one death in association with a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack Mine in northwestern B.C. (Smithers Interior News)

There has been one death in association with a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack Mine in northwestern B.C. (Smithers Interior News)

One case in isolation, one death in connection to Brucejack COVID-19 outbreak

There have been no new cases associated with the outbreak since late February

There is now a single case in isolation and one person has died in association with the COVID-19 outbreak at Pretivm Resources’ Brucejack Mine, according to a Northern Health information bulletin.

In total, there have been 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in connection with the outbreak, an increase from 42 since Northern Health’s last update on Feb. 19.

The outbreak was first declared on Feb. 11. Both the health authority and Pretivm Resources had been monitoring a cluster of cases since early February and implementing measures to control transmission at the mine, which hosts around 500 employees at a time and is located north of Stewart.

Northern Health initially reported 22 positive tests on Feb. 11 of which 14 of 17 active cases were in isolation at the site. According to the health authority’s March 8 bulletin, there have been no new cases associated with the outbreak since late February.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said that there had been an increase of 42 cases since Northern Health’s last update on Feb. 19. That is incorrect. There has been an increase from 42 cases since the last update on Feb. 19.

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