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New COVID-19 outbreak declared at Edmonton’s Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre

The Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre in Edmonton.
The Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre in Edmonton. Eric Beck, Global News

Alberta health authorities have declared a new COVID-19 outbreak at the Edmonton care centre that earlier this year experienced the province’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak.

“Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak for the second floor of the care home” reads a post on the Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre‘s website.

READ MORE: Alberta confirms 122 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, death toll reaches 272 

As of Friday afternoon, the care centre’s website showed the outbreak consisted of two people diagnosed with COVID-19 — both employees at the facility.

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“AHS is working with the facility to ensure anyone at risk of exposure is being tested and isolated as appropriate,” Tom McMillan, a spokesperson for Alberta Health, told Global News in an email.

“The health and safety of residents and staff is the top priority.”

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Global News has reached out to Alberta Health Services for more information about the outbreak and to ask what additional precautions are being taken.

READ MORE: Alberta Health Services declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Edmonton’s Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre 

Just two weeks ago, a previous outbreak at the facility was declared over. That outbreak saw 34 deaths linked to COVID-19.

Watch below: Some Global News videos about the Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre in Edmonton.