COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Burnaby care home

Fraser Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at New Vista Care Home, a long-term care facility in Burnaby owned and operated by New Vista Care Society.

New Vista has been one of the hardest-hit care homes in Burnaby, with double-digit positive tests in residents and staff, and at least seven deaths.

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As of Thursday’s numbers released by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Burnaby’s George Derby Centre still has an active outbreak.

New COVID-19 cases identified on a daily basis continue to be much higher than they were during the summer, as 142 new infections have been detected overnight. This is a record 14th consecutive day with new daily cases topping the 100 mark. 

There were 9,016 tests conducted in the past day, making for a positive-test percentage of 1.57%.

The new cases make the total number of British Columbians infected with COVID-19, since the virus was first detected in the province in late January, 11,034.

No new deaths were reported, so the death toll from the virus in the province stays at 250. 

  • With files from Glen Korstrom, Business in Vancouver

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