Coronavirus cases surge to 50 ahead of long weekend

The outbreak is at Dania Home, a long-term care home with independent and assisted-living facilities in Burnaby.

The updated numbers from Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, bring total cases in British Columbia to 3,641 and deaths to 195.

Cases by health region since the start of the pandemic: 1,088 in Vancouver Coastal; 1,889 in Fraser; 144 in Island; 369 in Interior; 88 in Northern; and 63 people who reside outside of Canada. There are five people in hospital and two are in ICU.

Six of the 89 samples tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for COVID-19, VCH said in a news release Friday.

The Fraser Health Authority confirmed the COVID-19 case is a staff member at Dania Home. "This individual is now in self-isolation at home".

The province also announced one new health-care outbreak Friday, at the Dania Home in the Fraser Health region.

There are no new community outbreaks. No new community outbreaks were reported, and the outbreaks in Haida Gwaii and at Fraser Valley Packers Inc. continue to be monitored and supported by public health teams. That said, people are reminded to always wash fruit and vegetables before eating them. Community exposures continue to be seen across the province, for a list of community exposures events you can visit the government's website. Cleaning and infection control is being enhanced, and residents, families, and staff are being notified.

The guide comes after several community outbreaks in B.C. have been linked to "good times", or rather gatherings of people in their 20s to 40s who have contributed to the spread of the virus by attending house parties, visiting bars and restaurants and more.