Outbreaks at a food processing facility and a distribution facility in the Fraser Health region were declared over on Sunday.
In a prepared statement, Fraser Health reported outbreaks at J&L Beef Ltd. and Valhalla Distribution/MSJ Distribution were over after “the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in community settings.”
The J&L Beef outbreak in Surrey was reported on Oct. 18, though the first positive COVID-19 test on a worker occurred on Oct. 8 (10 days prior.) At its peak, there were 13 employees at the meat processing facility who became infected.
The outbreak at Valhalla Distribution/MSJ Distribution in Delta was declared on Oct. 3, though the first case was reported on Sept., 30. At its peak, 23 workers were infected.
Fraser Health reported there both facilities had strengthened their COVID-19 mitigation strategies.
There are six active outbreaks in the Fraser Health region; at Hanaya Japanese Restaurant in Surrey (exposure Oct. 16, 17 and 18), Atrack Restaurant in Port Moody (Oct. 11, 16-20), Saint St. Gill in Port Moody (a wedding on Oct. 10), Jolly Coachman Pub in Pitt Meadows (Oct. 9-12), Dick’s Lumber in Surrey (Oct. 1/5/7/8/9) and Willowbrook Motors in Langley (Oct.3-8.)
There are no active public exposures in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.
There has been over 230 exposure events and clusters reported in B.C. schools since in-class learning resumed in the second week of September, and one outbreak.
Over the weekend, there were school exposures reported at Highlands Elementary (North Vancouver,) Coquitlam Alternative Basic Education, John Oliver Secondary (Vancouver,) Cloverdale Catholic School, Burnaby Secondary, Dasmesh Punjabi school in Abbotsford and West Vancouver Secondary.
Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in late January, there have been 552 cases reported in children under age 10 and 1,043 cases in people aged 10-19. There have been 14,318 cases reported as of Oct. 30.