NB Chief Medical Officer of Health – Dr Jennifer Russell

The province’s top public health official is trying to clarify the situation around the reporting of two recent deaths at the Shannex Parkland complex in Millidgeville. The company announced late yesterday two residents who “two residents of Lily Court who had tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away.” One death occurred on Thursday – the other on Friday.

Today – Chief Medical Officer of Health – Dr Jennifer Russell reported just one death at the complex related to COVID. Russell says the decision on whether a death is listed as COVID related is based on the attending physicians and public health collaborating on details of the situation. Russell says sometimes these discussions and decisions take time. She declined to say which of the two deaths was COVID related for privacy reasons.

The complex is dealing with its second outbreak of COVID in since early December.