No New COVID Cases on Vancouver Island as BC Reports 47 More

No New COVID Cases on Vancouver Island as BC Reports 47 More

One new death was reported in the Vancouver Coastal Region, bringing the death count to 195.

But it has also played out in Fraser Health, B.C.'s largest health region with more than 1.9 million people, where cases have more than doubled in the past month compared to the previous month, an increase of 449 cases.

Eleven people are in hospital and four of those are in intensive care.

The province recorded 47 new COVID-19 cases for the second straight day Thursday, including some involving crew members on a US -registered marine vessel.

"Like a wildfire, COVID-19 has the potential to rapidly burn out of control and we need to put out these flare-ups", Dix and Henry said in Friday's statement.

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

"We know that they have been tested over the last couple of days and there have been a number of the 10 crew members who've tested positive", said Henry. Anyone who was at the park between July 26 and July 31 is asked to limit their time with others, monitor for symptoms and contact 811 to get tested if symptoms appear.

She highlighted a relatively low volume of community transmission, thanks to quick work done by public health officials.

As of Thursday, a total of 3,881 people have tested positive in B.C. for the respiratory disease.

"We have had some instances where we've had transmission in these businesses and we manage that", Dr. Henry said. According to researchers with Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, the number of confirmed COVID-19 worldwide is now more than 18.9 million, with more than 710,000 deaths.

Elsewhere in the province, there have been 385 cases in Interior Health, 146 in Island Health and 93 in Northern Health.

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