BC reports highest daily coronavirus case totals since early May

Jul 10 2020, 10:18 pm

British Columbia health officials have reported 25 new known cases of COVID-19 and one new death in the province, as of Friday afternoon. This is the highest daily case count since early May. 

A written statement from BC Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said this case brings the province’s total count to 3,053.

“There are 187 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,679 people who tested positive have recovered,” the statement reads.

Of the total active cases, 16 individuals hospitalized, with five in intensive care.

The one additional death brings the provincial total up to 187 since the start of the pandemic.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 990 known cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,610 in Fraser Health, 135 on Vancouver Island, 202 in Interior Health, 65 in Northern Health, as well as 51 people who live outside of the country.

There have been no new community or health-care facility outbreaks, according to the statement. In total, two long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute care facility have active outbreaks.

“As we continue through summer, simple steps will help us to keep COVID-19 low and slow in British Columbia,” the province advises.

“When spending more time with friends and family, whether that is close to home or on vacation elsewhere in the province, we remind all British Columbians to avoid closed spaces, crowds and close contact with others.

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