Significant increase in COVID-19 cases province wide, only one new diagnosis in Van Isle

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A joint statement on Friday, July 31 from provincial health official Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix revealed 50 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. (Government of British Columbia)
By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff COVID-19 Update

Jul 31, 2020 3:34 PM

NANAIMO – A notable rise in COVID-19 cases in the province has been announced on the eve of a long weekend in the middle of summer.

A joint statement from the province revealed 50 new cases of COVID-19 province-wide, including a new positive diagnosis in the island’s health region for a total of 144.

Province-wide, there are 3,641 COVID-19 cases and one new death for a total of 195.

There are currently 278 active cases of COVID-19, a large increase from the 242 active cases reported the previous day.

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