Friday, 07 August, 2020

COVID-19: Health officials announce 50 new cases, one new death

New B.C. coronavirus cases surge to 50 ahead of long weekend 50 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C, 1 new case in Island Health
Gustavo Carr | 02 August, 2020, 09:58

"There has been one new COVID-19 related death in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 195 deaths in British Columbia". The person who died was a resident of the Vancouver Coastal Health region, the officials said.

"We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic", they said.

One more COVID-19 death in B.C. was also reported on Friday.

Ireland's chief medical officer on Saturday described a recent spike in COVID-19 infections as "concerning", as the average number of cases per day doubled from around 20 in recent weeks to over 40 over the past five days.

Dania Home is a two-storey long-term care home with 102 beds. There are now two long-term care facilities and one acute-care facility with active outbreaks.

The statement from Henry and Dix did not indicate how many cases were associated with the Dania Home outbreak or how the virus was introduced to the facility.

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"There are no new community outbreaks". An outbreak on Haida Gwaii was declared by Northern Health on July 24.

The latter outbreak prompted the provincial government to announce Thursday that it would restrict non-resident travel to the archipelago.

On Friday, the province released a website titled "Dr. Bonnie Henry's Good Times Guide", aimed at helping people recreate in a safe manner during the pandemic.

"Let's socialize safely by keeping our groups small, using the layers of protection and giving everyone enough space to stay safe, whether at a backyard barbecue, on a friend's boat or enjoying a nearby park", they said.

Workplaces should review their procedures and protocols for operating with COVID-19 guidelines in place, and people should avoid congregated areas, or places where safety precautions are not in place.

A total of 3,168 people who have tested positive for the virus are now considered recovered.