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Burnaby's longest COVID-19 outbreak finally over after 37 deaths

One outbreak continues in Burnaby at a local daycare
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A senior male is about to receive a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine. - Photograph via Getty Images

A major COVID-19 outbreak in Burnaby has finally been declared over.

Fraser Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at George Derby Centre in Burnaby. The outbreak started way back on Nov. 13, 2020 and tallied 110 cases, with 84 of those being residents and 37 deaths. All deaths involved resident.

An outbreak continues at the SFU Childcare Society, Burnaby’s biggest daycare, with at least 28 cases reported.

New COVID-19 cases in Burnaby are continuing to skyrocket, according to the latest data from the BC Centre for Disease Control, with the city getting closer to its weekly record.

In an update posted to the BCCDC website, Burnaby saw 243 new coronavirus cases from Feb. 14 to 20. That’s well above the 197 new coronavirus cases from Feb. 7 to 13 – a dramatic spike from the period of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, in which Burnaby had 121 new coronavirus cases. From Jan. 24 to 30, Burnaby had 124 new coronavirus cases. Those two weeks were both down from Jan. 17 to 23, when Burnaby had 155 new coronavirus cases.

The most cases Burnaby has seen in one week was 341 from Dec. 6-12.

The outbreak at Burnaby Hospital was declared over last week.

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