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COVID-19 – DAILY BULLETIN: July 28, 2020

Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia. Read the full statement here.

– 23 new cases, total of 3,523 cases in British Columbia.
– 253 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,076 people who tested positive have recovered, nine individuals are hospitalized, three in intensive care and the remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
– Since the start of the pandemic, there have been

  • 1,067 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
  • 1,815 in the Fraser Health region,
  • 143 in the Island Health region,
  • 358 in the Interior Health region,
  • 80 in the Northern Health region and
  • 60 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

– one new COVID-19 related death, total of 194 deaths in British Columbia.
– no new health-care facility outbreaks and no new community outbreaks
– There continues to be additional community exposure events throughout the province. A full listing of community exposure events for each health authority is available through the BC Centre for Disease Control, as well as on health-authority websites.
– As we all look ahead to the upcoming B.C. Day long weekend, let’s ensure it is a safe weekend for all of us. Whether it is enjoying the local parks, staying at a vacation rental or out for dinner, keeping our groups small and maintaining safe distances will protect ourselves and those around us. And if you are in a vacation rental accommodation, whether a hotel room or houseboat, new provincial health officer orders mean you can have a maximum of five visitors and you must take down their contact information.
– Let’s make sure COVID-19 doesn’t take our summer away by taking steps to bend our curve back down, this weekend and every weekend.