BC health officials report 50 new coronavirus cases

Jul 31 2020, 3:17 pm

BC health officials confirmed 50 new coronavirus cases in the province on Thursday.

In a joint statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said these new cases bring the total number of recorded cases in the province to 3,641.

By specific health region, the statement said this equates to 1,088 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,889 in the Fraser Health region, 144 in the Island Health region, 369 in the Interior Health region, 88 in the Northern Health region, and 63 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 278 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and of these, five individuals are hospitalized, two of whom are in intensive care.

There has also been one new COVID-19-related death in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 195 deaths in British Columbia.

As well, 3,168 people who tested positive have recovered.

There has been one new healthcare facility outbreak at Dania Home in the Fraser Health region. There are now two long-term care facilities and one acute-care facility with active outbreaks.

There are no new community outbreaks. Public health teams continue to support the active outbreaks on Haida Gwaii and at Fraser Valley Packers Inc.

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