The Fraser Health Authority has confirmed the COVID-19 case to be a Dania Home staff member.
“The outbreak is limited to Dania Home, which is not connected to the other two facilities,” said a statement from Fraser Health. “The staff member worked in a unit confined to Dania Home and did not work in other areas. This person is currently isolated at home. “
MORE: @Fraserhealth just sent a statement saying the person who tested positive for # COVID19 at Dania Home in Burnaby (where there is a new LTC outbreak) is a staff member. This person only worked in one confined unit, not in other areas. They are now isolated.
– Ria Renouf (@riarenouf) July 31, 2020
The outbreak is the first at a Fraser health facility since June 17.
Department of Health staff confirmed the latest death was another resident at Holy Family Hospital in Vancouver, where 20 people have now died since an outbreak was declared there in early June.
The 20 deaths are equal to those at Lynn Valley Nursing Home, which had the first case of COVID-19 in British Columbia, and are the second largest at any site in the province. Twenty-five people have died at Langley Lodge, where an epidemic was declared earlier this month.
The 20th person to die at Holy Family Hospital in # Vancouver brings the #BC death toll to 195.
The latest long-term care outbreak was at Dania Home in # Burnaby and no other community groups were reported on Friday.
New “Guide to Good Times” published by Dr Bonnie Henry: https://t.co/k9UCH9Cik9
– Marcella Bernardo (@ Bernardo1130) July 31, 2020
The outbreak at Holy Family Hospital in Vancouver remains active, as do those at two acute care facilities.
Outbreaks in Haida Gwaii and Fraser Valley Packers, Abbotsford’s frozen blueberry plant, also remain active. The latter had 59 cases on Thursday.
The province also released a new “good times guide” on Friday.
“Spread the fun – not COVID-19,” reads the website of Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health administrator.
“This weekend let’s play safe and stay safe while COVID-19 remains in our communities,” said a statement from Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix.
“We can make this BC Day holiday weekend a time where we find the right balance: having those important social connections with our friends and family, while taking precautions to protect ourselves and to protect ourselves.” those around us.
A total of 195 people have died in British Columbia from COVID-19.
Cases currently total 3,641, with a recovery rate of 87%.
Five of the new cases were epidemiologically linked.
Of 278 active cases in British Columbia, five people are hospitalized, including two in intensive care.
Cases by health region since the start of the pandemic: 1,088 in the Vancouver coastal region; 1889 to Fraser; 144 in the island; 369 inside; 88 in the north; and 63 people who reside outside of Canada.
More than 1,000 people across British Columbia have had to self-isolate following recent events of community exposure to COVID-19, including that of Kelowna over the Canada Day long weekend.