Two more Vancouver flights identified for potential coronavirus exposure

Aug 5 2020, 4:50 pm

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has identified two more Vancouver flights in which it says passengers may have been exposed to coronavirus.

In a tweet, the BCCDC said the latest exposure relates to Air Canada Flight # 855 / Lufthansa LH6812, from London to Vancouver on July 28, and Aeromexico Flight 696 from Mexico City to Vancouver on July 29.

The flight is the latest one to be added to the ongoing list of flights where passengers may have been exposed to the virus.

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The data comes on the same day that BC health officials confirmed 47 new coronavirus cases in the province.

This brings BC’s total case count to 3,834, according to a written statement from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix this afternoon.

By specific health region, this equates to 1,132 known cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 2,015 in Fraser Health, 146 on Vancouver Island, 384 in Interior Health, and 91 people in Northern Health, and 66 from those who reside outside the province.

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