Loblaw Companies Ltd. has announced more new COVID-19 cases at its Burnaby Superstore outlet.
A worker at the Real Canadian Superstore in Metropolis at Metrotown tested positive. The last day the worker was on shift at the outlet was Dec. 13.
This follows two other Burnaby Superstore employees testing positive. They last worked at this Superstore on Dec. 1 and Dec. 3.
These now make four recent cases at the Metrotown store as another employee tested positive and also worked their last day on Dec. 1 and one other testing positive near the end of November.
Loblaw has said it has detailed plans in place when such cases are discovered. They include public notifications on its tracker site and extensive cleaning measures being put into place, as well as the employee in question being isolated.
The company also reported a “team member” at its Wholesale Club store at 5335 Kingsway in Burnaby recently tested positive. The last day the person worked at the Burnaby store was on Dec. 5, according the company. This follows another worker at the Wholesale Club testing positive in November.
Another grocer in Metropolis at Metrotown, T&T, has reported multiple recent COVID-19 cases in staff.
The Superstore announcement comes a day after B.C. saw the number of new COVID-19 cases to be confirmed in the province drifted slightly downward Tuesday (December 22) compared with a day earlier.
The province is reporting 444 new cases, down from the 529 cases reported 24 hours earlier.
There have been 12 new deaths since Monday for a total of 777 COVID-19-related death since the pandemic unfolded in March.
The latest cases bring the province’s total to 47,510, while 9,481 of those remain active.
- With files from Glen Korstrom, Glacier Media