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'Our most significant outbreak': 90 COVID-19 cases, three confirmed deaths at Burnaby's Willingdon Care Centre

Adrian Dix, B.C.'s minister of health, says the facility's unreported death toll could be at least 10.
Close to 100 cases and three deaths have been confirmed at the Willingdon Care Centre.

Tragedy has struck a Burnaby long-term care home amid an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. 

An updated report from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) shows there have been 90 confirmed cases, as of Tuesday (Oct. 12), and three lives lost at Burnaby's Willingdon Care Centre. 

Fraser Health issued the alert for the facility (Cedar Lane and Birch Lane) on Sept. 27, saying one case involving a resident had been identified which prompted enhanced control measures to be put in place. 

During a news conference yesterday (Oct. 14), B.C. health minister Adrian Dix said the unofficial death toll could be at least 10. 

"Willingdon is currently, by a significant margin, our most significant outbreak," Dix said. 

The weekly COVID-19 Long Term Care, Assisted Living and Independent Living Outbreak Report states 69 cases are among residents — along with the three confirmed deaths. 

There have been 21 cases identified among staff members at the facility. 

As of Oct. 14, there are 19 active healthcare facility outbreaks across the province. 


  • Fraser Health
    • Willingdon Care Centre, Westminster House, Magnolia Gardens, Manoah Manor, Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre, Cherington Place, West Shore Laylum 
  • Northern Health
    • Wrinch Memorial Hospital
  • Interior Health
    • Cottonwoods Care Centre, Joseph Creen Care Village, Overlander, Village by the Station, Haven Hill Retirement Centre


  • Fraser Health
    • Mission Memorial Hospital
  • Northern Health
    • University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC)
  • Island Health
    • Tofino General Hospital


  • Fraser Health
    • Sunset Manor, Evergreen Manor
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Cooper Place