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25 new COVID-19 cases in B.C., health officials are reminding people to continue taking precautions

BY The Canadian Press, Jul 10, 2020 4:30 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Jul 10, 2020 11:31 PM

(File) -  British Columbia's public health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry giving her views during a press conference. - B.C. government

(File) -  British Columbia's public health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry giving her views during a press conference. - B.C. government

BC health officials are reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 today, as well as one new death.

That brings the death toll to 187 among 3,053 people who have tested positive for the disease so far.

In a joint statement, Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry say 187 cases are active, with 16 people in hospital.

There are ongoing outbreaks at two long-term care or assisted living facilities and one acute care facility.

And while there are no active community outbreaks, Dix and Henry say exposure is still happening.

The health officials are reminding people to continue avoiding closed spaces, crowds and close contact with others.

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