Second COVID-19 outbreak at George Derby campus unrelated to first, says Fraser Health – BC


Fraser Health has reported two COVID-19 outbreaks within hours at separate, company-owned health facilities in Burnaby – but they say the two outbreaks are unrelated.On Friday afternoon, health officials announced that a member of staff at Derby Manor, an independent living center run by the George Derby Care Society, had contracted the virus.

Hours later, they said a resident of the George Derby Center, a long-term care facility, had also tested positive.

The two are separate establishments, located on the same care campus.

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Fraser Health said in a statement that there was no evidence at this time that the two outbreaks were linked.

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“The staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the Derby Manor outbreak announced earlier today did not work at the George Derby Center,” the health authority said.

Fraser Health said the two patients are self-isolating and contact tracing measures are underway.

The health authority’s website says the George Derby Center houses 300 state-subsidized long-term beds, while Derby Manor has 122 residential units.

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