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No active community outbreaks in BC

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:55 PDT, Thu July 2, 2020

BC health officials declared the last active community outbreak of COVID-19 over today, meaning there are no active community outbreaks in the province.

But a summer in Phase 3 of the provincial restart plan means continued caution—including keeping bubbles small, maintaining a safe distance from others and staying away from others if you are feeling ill—said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

“Like all British Columbians, whether a resident or not, if you develop symptoms of COVID-19, isolate yourself immediately and call 811 to arrange to be tested,” she said. “We remind anyone coming to British Columbia from outside of Canada that all travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days prior to interacting with others.”

Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix also announced 24 new cases of COVID-19 since their Tuesday report, for a total of 2,940 cases. From June 30 to July 1, there were 15 new cases; in the last 24 hours, there were a further nine new cases.

There were also three new COVID-19 related deaths, two in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and one in the Fraser Health region, for a total of 177 deaths in British Columbia. 

There were no new health-care facility outbreaks, with active outbreaks continuing at four long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute care facility.

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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