47 new COVID-19 cases, only one in Interior Health

B.C. health officials report 47 new cases of COVID-19, no new cases in Island Health

The 47 new cases include one epidemiologically linked case, meaning a COVID-19 test was not conducted to prove the presence of the coronavirus.

Cases by health region since the start of the pandemic: 1,143 in Vancouver Coastal; 2,045 in Fraser; 146 in Vancouver Island; 385 in Interior; 93 in Northern; and 69 involving people who reside outside of Canada. An outbreak was declared by the authority on Haida Gwaii on July 24.

47 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across the province, bringing the total to 3,881.

There are 371 active cases in B.C. with 11 hospitalized and five in intensive care.

The total number of deaths in B.C. from COVID-19 remains 195.

Henry said there has also been an exposure event at Lions Bay Beach Park, north of Vancouver.

"Obviously they are higher than I would like them to be", Henry said of the current case numbers.

An individual who tested positive for the virus spent time at the park on July 26-27 and 29-31 during the day.

New COVID-19 cases have been reported aboard an American vessel in B.C. waters. To see a list of B.C. COVID-19 public exposures, visit the B .C. Centre for Disease Control website here. Four of those are in long-term care centres and one is in an acute care facility.

Dr. Henry says that she understands the concerns many parents across the province may have when it comes to having to send their kids back to school in the fall, however, says that it is essential for students. "It is something we can all be proud of and something we must continue", highlighted Henry.

Dr. Bonnie Henry is continuing to urge BC residents to keep their bubbles small, as they may unknowingly spread the virus to others in the days following the B.C. Day long weekend.

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