Three new coronavirus deaths reported in BC

Jul 8 2020, 3:15 pm

British Columbia health officials have reported three new deaths and 18 more known cases of COVID-19 in the province as of Wednesday afternoon.

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 3,008.

“There are 162 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,660 people who tested positive have recovered,” the statement read.

And of the total active cases with 17 individuals hospitalized, three of whom are in intensive care.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,018 cases of coronavirus in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,589 in the Fraser Health region, 133 in the Island Health region, 203 in the Interior Health region, and 65 in the Northern Health region.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks and officials say the outbreak at Tabor Home has been declared over. In total, two long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility have active outbreaks.

“While there are no active community outbreaks in BC, new cases and community exposure events continue to occur in the community.”

“There has been a community exposure event at the No. 5 Orange nightclub in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. Public health teams have issued an alert for anyone who may have been at the premises on July 1.”

A total of 2,660 people who tested positive are now considered fully recovered as well.

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