30 new coronavirus cases reported in BC

Jul 21 2020, 3:37 pm

BC has reported 30 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

“Today, we are reporting 30 new cases, including one epi-linked case since we reported on Monday, for a total of 3,328 cases in British Columbia,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix in a written update on Tuesday.

Broken down by health region, there have been 1,043 cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,731 in the Fraser Health region, 140 in the Island Health region, 291 in the Interior Health region, 69 in the Northern Health region and 54 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There have been no new deaths linked to the province, leaving BC’s death toll at 189.

There are 266 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Fifteen people are in hospital, three of whom are in ICU.

“There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. In total, one long-term care facility and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks,” stated health officials.

A total of 2,873 people who tested positive have recovered.

“There are several community exposure events and one active community outbreak. Public health teams are actively contact tracing and requesting the assistance of anyone who may have been exposed to monitor themselves closely and follow public health guidance.”

Officials also reminded British Columbians that the number of cases is on the rise in the province.

“Here in BC, our curve is trending upward, and we need to bend our curve back down to where it belongs.”

In an update Monday, Henry warned that BC is on the “edge” of explosive growth in coronavirus cases.

“We are at a turning point. Right now we see concerning upward trends in infection rate, in reproduction rate,” she said. “If we increase our social interactions too much without doing it safely, we do risk a rebound that will impact us all.”

Henry advised British Columbians to closely follow health and safety protocols and limit social interactions to small groups.

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