50 new COVID-19 cases in BC, 2 in Northern Health

Modesto Morganelli
Agosto 2, 2020

Of the 50 new cases, five cases are epidemiologically-linked, meaning people who were never tested but were presumed to have COVID-19 because they developed symptoms and were close contacts of a laboratory-confirmed case.

Staff and residents will also be screened twice a day, says Fraser Health.

Cases by health region since the start of the pandemic: 1,088 in Vancouver Coastal; 1,889 in Fraser; 144 in Island; 369 in Interior; 88 in Northern; and 63 people who reside outside of Canada.

There has been one new death from the virus in the past day for a new total of 195 while a total of 3,168 have recovered. There are five people in hospital and two are in ICU. That means there are now two long-term care facilities with active outbreaks in B.C., including the Holy Family Hospital long-term care facility in Vancouver Coastal Health, as well as one acute-care facility.

There are no new community outbreaks, and public health officials are monitoring outbreaks in Haida Gwaii and at a Fraser Valley fruit packing plant.

There are now 3,641 recorded COVID-19 cases in B.C. after the latest update from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Minister Adrian Dix this afternoon (July 31).

With another long weekend upon us, ferry terminals and highways around the province are packed with excited travellers getting out of town for B.C. Day. One more COVID-19 death in B.C. was also reported on Friday.

"Let's socialize safely by keeping our groups small, using the layers of protection and giving everyone enough space to stay safe, whether at a backyard barbecue, on a friend's boat or enjoying a nearby park".

On Friday, the province released a website titled "Dr. Bonnie Henry's Good Times Guide", aimed at helping people recreate in a safe manner during the pandemic.

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