There are 472 active cases in the province, 27 more than Monday.
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Eight patients with COVID-19 are hospitalized, a decrease since Monday, including five in intensive care, or an increase of two.
The death toll from COVID-19 in British Columbia remains at 195 as the province has not recorded any deaths from the virus since July 31.
There is no new outbreak in health facilities, the province said in a statement on Tuesday. Seven long-term or assisted living facilities and one acute care facility have active outbreaks.
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There is no new community outbreak or epidemic at The Krazy Cherry Fruit. Co. in Oliver, British Columbia, has been declared complete.
The province says 1,821 people are isolated, 56 more than Monday.
Provincial health worker Dr Bonnie Henry reported 131 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia in a 72-hour period on Monday.
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She noted that the vast majority of people who tested positive for the virus during that time were already in isolation after consulting with public health officials.
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“This means that as they developed their disease they were isolated and they no longer exposed others, breaking those chains of transmission,” she said.
“It’s extremely important because that’s how we know we can manage the cases that we see here in British Columbia.
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While contact tracing remains an invaluable tool, Henry said residents of British Columbia must do their best to collectively prevent exposure events from occurring.
Social gatherings and private parties remain a major concern, and Henry said some major parties have been severed and fines have been imposed.
Fraser Health warned Monday of possible exposure to COVID-19 at an event in Surrey, British Columbia, billed as a “Summerfest and a Night Rave.”
Over the British Columbia day long weekend, a person with coronavirus attended the pop-up rally, which took place at a location known as the Royals Jerk Spot. Health experts warn anyone else who attended the event could also be at risk.
The owner of the business objected to the term ‘rave’ and said her outdoor space had been cleared by Surrey settlement officers and no more than 50 people were present.
School year start date to be pushed back for BC students, it’s unclear when classroom learning will begin
Education Minister Rob Fleming said on Tuesday that the start of the school year will be pushed back from September 8 for students as teachers, staff and administrators prepare for the start of the school year.
An official announcement on the start of the school year should arrive in about a week.
Fleming said on Monday that masks would play an “important role” in schools across the province in September.
– With files from Richard Zussman and Amy Judd
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