BC announces dozens more coronavirus cases over the weekend

Jul 27 2020, 10:18 pm

BC reported dozens more coronavirus cases over the weekend and a new community outbreak at a Fraser Valley blueberry processing plant.

Health officials were alerted to the outbreak at the fruit plant over the weekend and have already begun investigating.

There have been 81 new cases discovered since Friday, with 36 of them discovered between Friday and Saturday, 21 between Saturday and Sunday, and 24 between Sunday and Monday.

This continues the trend of BC seeing close to 30 new cases per day, a drastic change from the fewer than 10 new cases per day reported in June.

That number could stand to increase in the coming days, because 1,010 people are currently self-isolating in the province after being exposed to someone with the virus in recent days.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also said two more people died from the virus over the weekend, bringing BC’s death toll to 193. Since the pandemic began, BC has now seen 3,500 cases.

Henry also announced the number of visitors to vacation rentals and hotel rooms in the province will now be capped at five people.

There are now 264 active cases in the province, and 11 of those patients are in the hospital. Three of them are in the ICU.

The coronavirus outbreak on Haida Gwaii announced Friday now includes 14 people.



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