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Multiple COVID-19 cases reported at Burnaby's biggest mall

The new cases come as Burnaby sees a dramatic spike in overall numbers
(via Metropolis at Metrotown)

Multiple COVID-19 cases have been discovered at Metropolis at Metrotown mall grocery stores, according to the parent company of the stores.

The latest involves two workers at the Real Canadian Superstore in the Burnaby mall. The last days the workers were on shift were Feb. 9 and 10.

Previously, on Feb. 17, T&T Supermarket reported that a part-time employee at the store in Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby tested positive for the virus; that worker was last on the job Feb. 11.

The latest cases come as new COVID-19 cases in Burnaby have taken a dramatic turn, according to the latest data from the BC Centre for Disease Control, with the city seeing the highest number of cases in a week since a seven-day period in December 2020.

In an update posted to the BCCDC website, Burnaby logged 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.

Outbreaks remains at Burnaby Hospital and the long-term care home George Derby Centre, which has seen more than 100 cases, and 36 deaths, during the length of its outbreak, which started on Nov. 13, 2020.