50 new COVID-19 cases in BC, 2 in Northern Health

Grant Boone
August 1, 2020

Dr. Henry and Dix added that the total number of cases across the province now sits at 3,641, with 278 active cases and a recovery rate of 87 per cent.

Northern Health has two new cases and a new total of 88.

The province also announced one new health-care outbreak Friday, at the Dania Home in the Fraser Health region. The assisted living, long-term care homes and seniors' rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks are.

This is the first outbreak in a long-term care facility in Fraser Health since June 17, according to the health authority. Of the total COVID-19 cases, five people are in hospital (no change from July 30), two of whom are in intensive care.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced the new cases and the new death in a written statement Friday afternoon.

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There was a 19% increase in cargo load factor, in large due to the lack of passenger flights that transport some cargo. Passenger capacity at the end of the second quarter is forecast to be about 7% of the level before Covid-19.

There are no new community outbreaks. That said, people are reminded to always wash fruit and vegetables before eating them.

With the B.C. Day long weekend around the corner, health officials in British Columbia are still reminding you to "play safe and stay safe".

Those precautions include keeping groups small, using "layers of protection" and ensuring there is enough space for people to maintain physical distance from each other, Henry and Dix said. The remaining 45 are new positive tests for COVID-19.

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.

The Fraser Health Authority confirmed the COVID-19 case is a staff member at Dania Home.

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