Fraser Health confirms coronavirus case Dania Home in Burnaby

  • Fraser Health confirms coronavirus case Dania Home in Burnaby

Fraser Health confirms coronavirus case Dania Home in Burnaby

A joint statement from the province revealed 50 new COVID-19 cases province-wide, including one new positive diagnosis in the Island Health region for a total of 144.

The staffer worked only in one contained unit, Fraser Health said in a news release, and is in self-isolation at home.

Five individuals are now receiving treatment in hospital, two of whom are in intensive care.

That's almost double the 29 new cases that health officials announced yesterday.

There are 278 active cases in the province, with five individuals hospitalized, two of whom are in intensive care.

The ministry says most of the new cases are connected to an ongoing outbreak at a berry packing plant in the Fraser Valley.

Dix and Henry said there have been no new community outbreaks over the last 24 hours.

The latter outbreak prompted the provincial government to announce Thursday that it would restrict non-resident travel to the archipelago.

Of the 50 new cases, five cases are epidemiologically-linked, meaning people who were never tested but were presumed to have COVID-19 because they developed symptoms and were close contacts of a laboratory-confirmed case.

"Let's socialize safely by keeping our groups small, using the layers of protection and giving everyone enough space to stay safe, whether at a backyard barbecue, on a friend's boat or enjoying a nearby park", continued the statement. The assisted living, long-term care homes and seniors' rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks are.

The pair also directed B.C. residents to a "good times guide" on the provincial government website, calling the guide "our playbook for how to have fun and to keep each other safe and healthy".

Cases now total 3,641, with a recovery rate of 87 per cent.