British Columbia has recorded 50 new cases of COVID-19, the highest total in a day since April 28

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British Columbia Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Administrator Dr. Bonnie Henry
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July 31, 2020 – 3:30 p.m.

The past 24 hours have been one of the worst days in British Columbia for new cases of COVID-19 since the peak of the pandemic in March and April with 50 new cases.

This is the highest since April 28, 2020.

That brings the total number of cases in British Columbia to 3,641, according to a joint statement by the provincial health administrator, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and the Minister of Health, Adrian Dix. This prompted them to urge people to be extra careful this coming long weekend.

“We can make this BC Day holiday weekend a time where we find the right balance: having those important social connections with our friends and family, while taking precautions to protect ourselves and to protect ourselves.” those around us, ”the statement said. our groups are small, using the layers of protection and giving everyone enough space to stay safe, whether at a barbecue in the backyard, on a friend’s boat, or in a nearby park.

It also promotes a “guide to good times”.

“This is our playbook on how to have fun and keep each other safe and healthy,” the version states.

The good news is that there are only five people hospitalized with COVID-19, but two are in intensive care and one more person has died, bringing the total to 195.

There were 1,889 cases in Fraser Health Region, 1,088 in Coastal Vancouver, 369 in inland health – an increase of nine with most of those in the Kelowna area – 144 on Island of Vancouver, 88 in the North and 63 non-residents.

READ MORE: Nine new cases of COVID-19 in indoor health since yesterday

There are 278 active cases and 3,168 people have recovered.


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