Six coronavirus deaths reported in BC over last three days

Jul 6 2020, 3:14 pm

BC health officials have confirmed 31 new known coronavirus cases in the province since Friday, along with six 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 2,978.

Henry said there were nine new cases between Friday and Saturday, 15 new cases between Saturday and Sunday, and seven new cases between Sunday and Monday.

By specific health region, Henry said this equates to 1,008 known cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,570 in Fraser Health, 132 on Vancouver Island, 203 in Interior Health, and 65 in Northern Health.

There were no new outbreaks in health care settings to report since Friday. Right now there are four long-term care and assisted living facilities dealing with active outbreaks. Those facilities have had 11 new cases develop.

The province is seeing 166 active cases, of whom 16 are in hospital and four in critical care.

A total of 2,629 cases are now considered fully recovered in the province.

Henry made note that BC residents have been enjoying the province’s many outdoor activities, but are “following the rules.”

“The rules are our foundation to keeping our economy going, keeping our social interactions going, to keeping our businesses,” she said. “Young or old, in the city, a small town, we can all do and must do the right thing.

“This means leading by example.”

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