Coronavirus Canada Udaptes: B.C. continues to report a spike in cases

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Alberta reports first unknown case of COVID 19 variant
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Alberta reports first unknown case of COVID 19 variant

Twenty-five new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in British Columbia’s latest 24-hour stretch, the most since May 8.

For the third straight day it has reported over 15 daily cases, which it had not done since May 14-16.

B.C.’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry did not hold a press conference Friday to explain the latest spike in patients.

Along with the recent cases, one more person has died in the Vancouver Coastal Health region after contracting COVID-19, increasing the death toll to 187. Out of the province’s 3,053 cases throughout the pandemic, there are 2,679 people who have recovered, up by 12 since Thursday.

There are now 187 active cases that remain in B.C., the most since June 18. Sixteen people are in hospital (down by one), including five in intensive care (up by one).

No new community of health-care facility outbreaks have been declared in the past 24 hours in B.C. In total, two long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute care facility have active outbreaks.

B.C. health officials have not yet indicated how many tests they completed in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch.

Since June 24, the province has been in Stage 3 of its reopening plan, which has a focus on inter-provincial travel.

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