50 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, new outbreak in nursing home

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VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – The province recorded 50 cases of COVID-19 and an outbreak at another nursing home on Friday ahead of British Columbia’s long weekend of the day, as well as another death in the Holy Family hospital.The outbreak is at Dania Home, a long-term care home with independent and assisted living facilities in Burnaby.

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. “

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 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.

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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.



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