Fraser Health confirms coronavirus case Dania Home in Burnaby


B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry

This new outbreak brings the total of health-care outbreaks to three, with two in long-term care facilities and one in acute care.

"The outbreak is limited to Dania Home, which is not connected to the other two facilities", says a release from Fraser Health.

The province confirmed 50 new cases of the virus, along with one new death at the Holy Family Hospital long-term care home in Vancouver. An outbreak on Haida Gwaii was declared by Northern Health on July 24.

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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix pleaded with British Columbians on Thursday to play it safe over the coming long weekend by keeping gatherings small and reducing contact with people outside their household bubble.

Northern Health has two new cases and a new total of 88. Henry and Dix said the remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. Public health teams continue to support the active outbreaks on Haida Gwaii and at Fraser Valley Packers Inc.

"There are no new community outbreaks". Community exposures continue to be seen across the province, for a list of community exposures events you can visit the government's website.

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Though it says we all love good times, you're now encouraged to follow Dr. Henry's guide and help keep each other safe and healthy.

"We can make this B.C. Day holiday weekend one where we find the right balance: having those important social connections with our friends and family, while taking precautions to protect ourselves and those around us", read the statement from Dix and Henry.

It's the second time in as many weeks that the number of new cases has topped 50, while the daily average has hovered around 30 in the weeks since B.C. entered Phase 3 of its reopening plan.

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"Have a good time - safely".

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