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Small increase of new COVID-19 infections in Burnaby during past week, health officials say

Data recorded from Sept. 4 to 10.
COVID-19 cases have risen in Burnaby.

Burnaby saw a very slight increase of new COVID-19 cases during the latest reporting period, according to updated data from the province.

The BC Centre for Disease Control's (BCCDC) Graphic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence says Burnaby saw 29 cases from Sept. 4 to 10. 

The city recorded 28 cases from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3. 

Provincially, B.C. recorded its lowest level of new weekly COVID-19 deaths since the province in April started reporting those deaths on a weekly basis – 16 in the week ended September 10. 

Data for new COVID-19 deaths in B.C. includes anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 within 30 days and then died – a calculation that could include people who tested positive and then died in car accidents.

Despite the province counting 16 new COVID-19 deaths, it raised its figure for the total number of people believed to have died from the disease in B.C. by 33, to 4,216.

B.C. now has 314 people in hospitals with COVID-19, including people who tested positive for the virus while in hospital for something else. That is down by 10 from one week ago. Of those now in hospital with the disease, 23 have serious enough bouts of disease to be in intensive care units (ICUs) – one more than one week ago.

The government said today that 574 new infections were detected in the week ended Sept. 10 – down by 43 from the 617 known new infections in the week ended Sept. 3. Given that there were said to be 13,642 official tests, that works out to a 4.21-per-cent positive-test rate.

- with files from Glen Korstrom, Business In Vancouver

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