BEFORE CHRIST. has had no new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 3 days

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Not a single person in British Columbia. has died of COVID-19 since Friday, announced provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry on Monday.That leaves the provincial total at 167 dead to date from the new coronavirus.

Henry says BC added 30 more cases, but since there has been no update since Friday, the numbers cover the last three days, including 29 positive test cases and one case that has been epidemiologically linked to previous cases .

To date, B.C. has seen a total of 2,659 confirmed virus cases. Henry said the latest total includes corrected data from Vancouver Coastal Health.

There are currently 183 active cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia. Sixteen people are hospitalized for the virus, including four in intensive care.

Henry said that as British Columbia’s numbers continue to improve, British Columbians are starting to think about summer travel. She suggested that anyone considering a trip to other parts of the province should pay attention to the people who live there and depend on local health services.

“We can all enjoy this summer,” she said. “What you do today makes a difference. ”

Henry said anyone who wants to be a responsible traveler should call the local tourism association and the destination chamber in advance to get a better idea of ​​the situation there and if it is wise to to visit.

End of 2 hearths of processing plants

There are now four active outbreaks in long-term care homes, while community outbreaks at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry and Superior Poultry have been declared terminated. A total of 558 cases of COVID-19 have been linked to outbreaks in long-term care, assisted living facilities and hospitals.

Health Minister Adrian Dix also warned British Columbians that while the situation in British Columbia has improved considerably, our neighbors to the south have not been so fortunate.

“The states closest to us … are all seeing significant increases,” he said.

Next week will mark two 14-day incubation periods from British Columbia. began the slow reopening process in May. 14. Dix said he was not yet ready to give an exact date on when the province could take the next step, when more businesses could reopen and more services would be available.

“We are still seeing cases. We are moving slowly, ”said Dix.

Earlier Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an exemption from closing the Canada-United States border to allow immediate family members of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to visit the United States. will have to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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