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47 COVID-19 cases reported for second successive day in B.C.

BY , Aug 7, 2020 12:28 AM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Aug 7, 2020 12:33 AM

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

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

"Today, we are announcing 47 new cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 3,881 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 371 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,315 people who tested positive have recovered.

"There are 11 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, five of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

"There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 195 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks in the Vancouver Coastal Health region at the Richmond Lions Manor and the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre. In total, four long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility have active outbreaks.

"There are no new community outbreaks. However, there has been community exposure at Lions Bay Beach Park on July 26, 27, 29, 30 and 31. Anyone who was at the park on these days is asked to limit their contact with others, monitor themselves for symptoms and contact 811 should symptoms develop.

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