At least 45 cases of COVID-19 linked to the Vancouver party
There are 3,934 confirmed cases of the disease in British Columbia, according to a written statement from the province. Of these, 3,353 patients made a full recovery, or about 85%.
British Columbia now has 386 active cases of COVID-19.
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Private parties in Vancouver area linked to at least 45 COVID-19 cases, officials say
British Columbia’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 195 as the province last recorded a coronavirus-related death a week ago.
The number of hospitalized patients is unchanged at 11. Four of these patients are in intensive care, a decrease of one since Thursday.
Since July 17, there have been seven days with more than 40 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia. The province last passed 50 cases a week ago.
The BC Center for Disease Control released a weekly report that shows 290 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from July 31 to August 6, a 46% increase from the previous week. Over 60% of new cases during this period were recorded in Fraser Health.
Fraser Health has declared a new outbreak at Derby Manor, an independent living center in Burnaby, after a staff member tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The province has said more than 1,500 people in British Columbia are self-isolating because they have COVID-19 or have been at high risk for the virus.
“It’s a concern and something we can change,” the statement said.
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“Like a forest fire, COVID-19 has the potential to burn out of control quickly and we need to put out those outbreaks.”
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