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COVID-19: Two Employees at a Vancouver Superstore test positive

For transparency, the company regularly updates all positive COVID-19 cases in its stores
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None of Loblaw-owned stores are considered public exposure sites by Vancouver Coastal Health. Photo: Google Maps

Two employees at a Real Canadian Superstore in Vancouver have tested positive on presumptive tests for coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Loblaw Companies Ltd, the parent company of the Real Canadian Superstore chains, provided an update to its COVID-19 employee case listings on Nov. 30. In addition to a Real Canadian Superstore, the company notes that an employee has also tested positive for the virus at a Your Independent Grocer store in the city. 

The following stores are affected:

  • Real Canadian Superstore, 3185 Grandview Highway, Vancouver: The last day the team members worked were on Nov. 19 and Nov. 23.
  • Your Independent Grocer, 1255 Davie Street, Vancouver. The last day the team member worked was on Nov. 25.

For transparency, the company regularly updates all positive COVID-19 cases in its stores, by province, in the last 15 days. However, it does not release any personal information about our colleagues and employees.

None of Loblaw-owned stores are considered public exposure sites by Vancouver Coastal Health.

B.C. has more active coronavirus (COVID-19} cases per capita than Ontario and Quebec

Today, health officials announced the deadliest weekend in B.C.'s COVID-19 history, with a staggering 46 fatalities in three days

As the number of new cases continues to climb in B.C., the province currently has a higher per capita rate of active cases than Canada's two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec. 

However, B.C.'s rate is not the highest in the country, ranking fifth behind Manitoba, Nunavut, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. 

While B.C. has a higher rate per capita of active cases than Ontario and Quebec, it has a drastically lower per capita rate of deaths, with eight per 100,000. In contrast, Quebec had 82 deaths per 100,000 people.

Ontario had a rate of 25 deaths per 100,000 people, and Manitoba had 20. 

Find out more information about the federal government's interactive outbreak map for more information here.

- With files from Lindsay William-Ross.