62 new cases of COVID-19 over a weekend in British Columbia, two more deaths

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VICTORIA (NEWS (1130) – British Columbia has recorded 62 new cases of COVID-19 in the past three days, including two on a fruit farm in Oliver, as well as two other deaths.Of the two cases at the Krazy Cherry Fruit Co., one concerns a worker.

“Interior Health has issued an isolation order for Krazy Cherry Fruit Co. in Oliver due to two positive cases of COVID-19 associated with this farm,” said a statement from Health Minister Adrian Dix and the health care worker. Provincial Health, Dr. Bonnie Henry.

“Public health teams are monitoring the situation closely and have placed restrictions on those who live and work on the farm to limit the potential for further transmission.”

Interior Health also issued an alert for exposure to COVID-19 in downtown Kelowna and surrounding areas between June 25 and July 9.

“Anyone who was at the Discovery Bay Resort from July 1 to 5 and at the Boyce Gyro Beach Lodge on July 1 is invited to isolate themselves. Anyone who was at the Cactus Club on Water Street from July 3 to 6 and at the Pace Spin Studio on July 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9 is encouraged to monitor themselves and immediately contact public health to arrange a test for symptoms occur. ”

Meanwhile, new deaths have occurred in the Vancouver coastal region, for a total of 189 in British Columbia.

As for new cases, 21 were recorded from Friday to Saturday, followed by 20 for the next reporting period and 21 for the one ending Monday.

The new cases follow four consecutive days of increases, including 25 on Friday.

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To date, British Columbia has recorded 3,115 cases. Out of 208 active cases, 14 people are still hospitalized, including five in intensive care.

Active outbreaks remain in two long-term care or assisted living facilities – Holy Family Hospital in Vancouver and Maple Hill in Langley – and in an acute care unit.

Health officials have reminded British Columbians that the symptoms of COVID-19 can be mild, which makes it easier for the virus to spread.

“Spending a long period of time, even an evening with a large number of people in an enclosed space, increases the likelihood that you will be exposed to someone with COVID-19.” As much as possible, British Columbians are asked to avoid enclosed spaces, crowds and close contact with others, ”they say.

“Although the order of the provincial health worker does not involve more than 50 people at any gathering, fewer faces and larger spaces are our guide to moving forward. It is important to remember when you are attending private parties, which tend to be indoors, gathering people from various places. ”

Cases by health region since the start of the pandemic: 1,012 on the Vancouver coast; 1,643 to Fraser; 135 at Island; 209 inside; 65 in the North; and 51 cases of people residing outside Canada.



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