BC reports 21 new coronavirus cases

Jul 16 2020, 3:26 pm

BC health officials reported 21 new known coronavirus cases on Thursday.

The province has now seen a total of 3,170 cases since the pandemic began.

Broken down by health region, that’s 1,028 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,667 in Fraser Health, 223 in Interior Health, 136 in Island Health, 65 in Northern Health, and 51 cases in residents who live outside of Canada.

On a positive note, there were no new coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were no new outbreaks in the community or in health care settings to report. BC’s coronavirus death toll sits at 189.

There’s also an outbreak at Crazy Cherry Farm in the Interior, which Henry announced earlier this week. There are four new cases related to this farm.

Henry said officials are continuing with contact tracing and trying to determine the number of people related to community exposures in Kelowna. There are 27 cases associated with those exposure events, 18 of whom live in the Interior Health Region and nine who live in the Vancouver Coastal or Fraser Health regions.

There are 192 active cases in the province of whom 15 are in hospital and three are in critical care or ICU.

A total of 2,789 people have fully recovered from COVID-19 in BC.

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