BC reports 13 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths

Jul 3 2020, 11:10 pm

BC health officials announced 13 new coronavirus cases in the past day, but said no one else has died from the virus.

The latest cases bring the number of active cases in the province to 162.

BC has now seen 2,947 cases since the pandemic began. Health Minister Adrian Dix noted six cases have been removed from BC’s total because they turned out to be residents of another province. Those people will be added to their home province’s total case count.

There are currently 19 people in hospital with coronavirus infections, and two of them are in intensive care.

BC’s coronavirus death toll remains at 177 and 2,608 people who tested positive have recovered.

There were no new outbreaks in health care settings to report Friday, and one outbreak at Langley Lodge was declared over. Right now there are three long-term care and assisted living facilities dealing with active outbreaks.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reminded people to stay vigilant even though the BC has moved into Phase 3 where leisure travel is allowed.

“Remember that we don’t know everyone’s story and we are all working hard to stay safe,” she said. “Be gracious, be respectful and kind. Together, our actions have flattened the curve and together we can get through this by staying 100% committed to our efforts.”

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