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Burnaby got a month’s worth of COVID-19 cases just last week

Burnaby had the same number of cases in one week as in all of September
COVID-19 swab in lab Photo: Getty Images

Burnaby shattered a record for COVID-19 cases in just one week.

The latest data from the BC Centre for Disease Control show that from Nov. 29-Dec. 5, Burnaby had 238 cases.

That’s the exact same number Burnaby had for the entire month of September, according to the BCCDC.

Surrey had by far the most (1588), followed by Vancouver (553), Abbotsford (314), Central Okanagan (314).

New cases of COVID-19 skyrocketed in Burnaby in November with 1,081.

That’s a huge jump from the 287 cases Burnaby had in all of October and 238 cases in September.

According to the BCCDC, Burnaby has now seen 1,938 COVID-19 cases between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30, 2020.

A steady rise in the number of new COVID-19 infections in the past four days has helped B.C. set a new record for the number of people actively battling the viral illness that has spawned a global pandemic.

Of the 9,587 people with active infections, the vast majority have been told to self-isolate at home, although 342 people are now in B.C. hospitals—down four from yesterday, but not far from the record 359 hospital patients on December 7. Of those hospitalized, however, a record 87 people have illnesses serious enough to be in intensive care units. 

There were 11 new fatalities among people who were infected with the virus, which is down substantially from the record 28 people who were reported to have died in a 24-hour period that ended yesterday, but still a high number that had not been seen in B.C. until November 17. In total, 598 people in B.C. have so far died with COVID-19.

  • With files from Glen Korstrom, Glacier Media
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