Coronavirus cases surge to 50 ahead of long weekend

New B.C. coronavirus cases surge to 50 ahead of long weekend

50 new COVID-19 cases in B.C., new outbreak at care home

Of 278 active cases in B.C., five people are in hospital, including two in intensive care.

The province recorded 50 COVID-19 cases and an outbreak at another care home ahead of the Friday before the B.C. Day long weekend, as well as another death. An outbreak on Haida Gwaii was declared by Northern Health on July 24.

Twenty-four of the new cases are in the Fraser Health region, 12 of the in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, nine are in the Interior Health region, two are in the Northern Health Region, one is on Vancouver Island and two are people from out of country.

The province also recorded one new death, in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, bringing the total in 195.

Henry announced one new health-care facility outbreak at Dania Home in the Fraser Health region. The assisted living, long-term care homes and seniors' rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks are. Officials have noted that British Columbians should not have any health concerns related to the consumption of fruit from Fraser Valley Packers Inc.

As always, Henry offered her reminders in a gentle and polite way, something SFU associate professor of communications Stuart Poyntz believes is the right approach when it comes to getting the message out to younger people.

"There are no new community outbreaks".

Though it says we all love good times, you're now encouraged to follow Dr. Henry's guide and help keep each other safe and healthy.

On Friday, the province released a website titled "Dr. Bonnie Henry's Good Times Guide", aimed at helping people recreate in a safe manner during the pandemic.

"Don't get stuck in self-isolation for 14 days, or worse - get sick, because you shared beers at a party or made out with someone with COVID-19", reads the guide.

"Have a good time - safely".

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