COVID-19 confirmed at Delta, B.C., secondary school

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COVID-19 has now been confirmed at three secondary schools in B.C.’s Lower Mainland.

The Delta School District, where one case was confirmed, would not say whether it’s a student or a staff member, but that the person is self-isolating at home.

That exposure happened after the new school year began.

The Fraser Health Authority said it’s working to find out how the person became infected.

A staff member at Panorama Ridge Secondary in Surrey has also tested positive, as has a person at Johnston Heights Secondary, also in Surrey.

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However, those two cases were reported before school was back in session.

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B.C. health officials reported 317 new cases of COVID-19 from Friday to Monday and six new deaths, as the number of people in hospital infected with the disease caused by the coronavirus continues to rise.

There are a record 1,594 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C., officials said Monday. That’s an increase of 133 from the last report on Friday.

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