Another Burnaby area has hit the 90% mark for eligible residents that have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard, Southwest Burnaby has now joined the northeast and northwest, who reached the mark in October.
Northwest Burnaby reached the rate as of Oct. 18, 2021, while Northeast Burnaby reached the rate as of Oct. 28, 2021.
As of publication, the percentages are as follows:
- Northwest Burnaby: 93%
- Northeast Burnaby: 92%
- Southwest Burnaby: 91%
- Southeast Burnaby: 89%
There was good news yesterday (Nov. 17) in Burnaby's COVID-19 fight, as Fraser Health announced the outbreak at the Swedish Assisted Living Residence was declared over.
The outbreak was declared by the health authority on Oct. 19, 2021, when three cases were detected.
The last update on Nov. 5 showed there had been eight confirmed cases and no deaths.
"With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in care facilities, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases at these locations," Fraser Health said in a statement yesterday (Nov. 16).
In the past week, two more significant outbreaks were declared by Fraser Health.
On Nov. 8, Fraser Health declared an outbreak at the Burnaby Hospital after evidence was found of transmission in a medicine unit.
As of that update, two patients have tested positive in the unit, which has been temporarily closed to admissions.
The emergency department at the hospital remains open and no other areas in the hospital have been affected.
Two days later on Nov. 10, 10 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the George Derby Centre in Burnaby
Last November, the George Derby Centre had a massive, tragic outbreak with 109 cases confirmed and 36 lives lost.