No New COVID Cases on Vancouver Island as BC Reports 47 More

Daniel Fowler
August 10, 2020

Fraser Health's cumulative number of positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population surpassed that of Vancouver Health at the end of June.

Several of the cases are tied to small gatherings, travel and workplace exposures, she said. "But we know where these transmission events are happening and overall the transmission we have seen across B.C.is low and that is because of the measures we have taken".

Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix say the update brings B.C.'s total caseload to 3,934 patients who've tested positive or are epidemiologically linked to test-positive cases since the start of the pandemic.

Earlier in the day, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority also warned about COVID-19 exposures at Lions Bay Beach Park.

Another 1,167 cases have been reported in the area covered by Vancouver Coastal Health, and 147 are in the Island Health region.

"The cost of keeping our schools closed is too high", she said, adding that going back is essential to children's mental health and to their education.

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The 20-to-29-year-old age group's proportion of the total population in Fraser Health, which covers municipalities from Burnaby to Hope and to White Rock, is almost twice that of Vancouver Coastal, which includes Vancouver, Richmond, the North Shore and Sunshine Coast.

The BC Centre for Disease Control says passengers on a Delta flight on July 29 from Seattle to Vancouver and a flight from San Francisco to Vancouver on August 1 may be at risk.

"The number of contacts related to that are in the 400 range", Henry said.

There have also been 69 cases involving people who live outside of Canada.

A total of 3,315 people who have had the virus in B.C. are now considered fully recovered.

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