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Grant Boone
August 2, 2020

There have been no further deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland, with 45 additional new cases, the Department of Health has confirmed.

People are being urged to exercise extreme caution this bank holiday weekend, to try stop the spread of Covid-19.

The 50 cases is the largest one-day total of new coronavirus cases since April, as the province continues to experience a surge connected to the Canada Day long weekend.

Of the cases notified on Saturday, 23 are men and 22 are women.

In today's update, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced one new case on Vancouver Island, with the island's case count now at 144.

77% of the confirmed cases today are under 45 years of age and 50% occurred in those aged between 25 and 44.

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Eighteen are associated with outbreaks or close contacts of a confirmed case, while 12 cases have been identified as community transmission. "Our response will remain measured and cautious", he said.

Of 278 active cases in B.C., five people are in hospital, including two in intensive care.

Health authorities in Ireland have expressed concern over a recent rise in COVID-19 infections in the country. Last week, health officials said that almost 1,000 people across all of B.C.'s five health authorities were in self-isolation due to the recent community exposures.

No new deaths have been reported, leaving the total number related to the virus at 1,763 in the State.

For Covid-19, the World Health Organization says that data to date suggests that 80% of infections are mild or asymptomatic; 15% are severe infection, requiring oxygen and 5% are critical, requiring ventilation.

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