BC reports 26 new coronavirus cases over three-day period

Jun 29 2020, 3:16 pm

BC health officials have confirmed 26 new coronavirus cases in the province since Friday along with no additional deaths related to the virus.

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said these new cases bring the total number of recorded cases in the province to 2,904.

Henry said this equals 10 new cases between Friday and Saturday, 14 new cases between Saturday and Sunday, and two new cases between Sunday and Monday.

That brings the total of active cases up to 153 in BC, with 18 reportedly now in hospital, and five in ICU.

By specific health region, Henry said this equates to 979 known cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,529 in Fraser Health, 131 on Vancouver Island, 200 in Interior Health, and 64 in Northern Health.

There have also been no long-term care or community outbreaks, and the number of active cases currently totals six.

The province also reported one new exposure event at Brandis Exotic Show Lounge. Public health teams are actively contact tracing after three individuals tested positive. Anyone who was at the premises on the nights June 21, 22, 23, and 24 may have been exposed and should monitor themselves.

A total of 2,577 cases are now considered fully recovered in the province.