BC sees 62 new coronavirus cases in past three days

Jul 13 2020, 11:20 pm

British Columbia health officials reported 62 new known cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths in the province as of Monday afternoon.

In a joint written statement, BC Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said this brings the province’s total count to 3,115.

The 62 new cases include 21 new cases from July 10 to 11, 20 new cases from July 11 to 12, and 21 new cases from July 12 to 13.

There are 208 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,718 people who tested positive have recovered.

Of the total COVID-19 cases, 14 individuals are hospitalized, five of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Broken down by health region, the total number of recorded cases include 1,012 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,643 in the Fraser Health region, 135 in the Island Health region, 209 in the Interior Health region, and 65 in the Northern Health region. As well, 51 of the cases are people who reside outside of Canada.

“There have been two new COVID-19 related deaths in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 189 deaths in British Columbia,” the statement said.

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