Covid-19: No further deaths, 45 additional cases

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The death was in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, bringing the province's death toll to 195.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of the virus in the community.

Dr. Bonnie Henry's Good Times Guide offers tips to people in their 20s to 40s on how to avoid catching or spreading COVID-19.

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.

Dania Home is one of three facilities run by the Dania Home Society, Fraser Health said, but the outbreak is not connected to the other two.

According to Fraser Health, the staff member "worked in one contained unit" and did not work in other areas.

"There are no new community outbreaks". Public health teams are still responding to ongoing outbreaks at a blueberry packing facility in the Fraser Valley and on Haida Gwaii.

Friday's update comes as British Columbians prepare for the B.C. Day long weekend, and Dix and Henry's statement included a focus on how to socialize safely.

They said we can all make this long weekend one where we find the right balance: "having those important social connections with our friends and family while taking precautions to protect ourselves and those around us".

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.

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. Of the 50 new cases, five cases are epidemiologically-linked, meaning people who were never tested but were presumed to have COVID-19 because they developed symptoms and were close contacts of a laboratory-confirmed case.

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