Health officials report 23 new coronavirus cases in BC

Jul 28 2020, 3:13 pm

Health officials in British Columbia announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 3,523.

A statement from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix says that broken down by health region, there are 1,067 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,815 in Fraser Health, 143 in Island Health, 358 in Interior Health, 80 in Northern Health, and 60 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There has also been one new death, bringing the total count to 194 deaths in BC.

As it stands, there are 254 active cases of coronavirus and 3,076 individuals who have recovered from the virus.

Nine people are currently hospitalized, three of whom are in intensive care.

There are no new healthcare facility outbreaks and no new community outbreaks.

“As we all look ahead to the upcoming B.C. Day long weekend, let’s ensure it is a safe weekend for all of us. Whether it is enjoying the local parks, staying at a vacation rental or out for dinner, keeping our groups small and maintaining safe distances will protect ourselves and those around us. And if you are in a vacation rental accommodation, whether a hotel room or houseboat, new provincial health officer orders mean you can have a maximum of five visitors and you must take down their contact information,” stated officials.

“Let’s make sure COVID-19 doesn’t take our summer away by taking steps to bend our curve back down, this weekend and every weekend.”

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