Fraser Health confirms coronavirus case Dania Home in Burnaby

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

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

There are now 3,168 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in B.C.

Twenty-four of the new cases are in the Fraser Health region, 12 of the in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, nine are in the Interior Health region, two are in the Northern Health Region, one is on Vancouver Island and two are people from out of country. There are five people in hospital and two are in ICU.

Health officials did not have any new community outbreaks to announce today. 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.

The latter outbreak prompted the provincial government to announce Thursday that it would restrict non-resident travel to the archipelago. A full list of community exposure events, broken down by flights and by health authority, can be found on the BC Centre for Disease Control's website.

One more COVID-19 death in B.C. was also reported on Friday. The remaining 45 are new positive tests for COVID-19.

Those precautions include keeping groups small, using "layers of protection" and ensuring there is enough space for people to maintain physical distance from each other, Henry and Dix said.

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.

"Don't get stuck in self-isolation for 14 days, or worse - get sick, because you shared beers at a party or made out with someone with COVID-19", reads the guide.

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