Since the last report, there have been 29 newly registered COVID-19 cases in B.C.
- Total confirmed cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 3,591
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 1,076 (up 5)
- Fraser Health: 1,865 (up 19)
- Island Health: 143 (up 0)
- Interior Health: 360 (up 4)
- Northern Health: 86 (up 0)
- 60 (up 0) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Hospitalized cases: 5
- Intensive care: 2
- No new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 194)
- Active cases: 242 (259 previously)
- Recovered: 3,155 (3,109 previously)
- 261,738 individuals have been tested as of July 30, 2020.
If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online. If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement:
“A reminder that the consumption of fruit from a location where people are confirmed to have COVID-19 is safe. However, people are reminded to always wash fruits and vegetables before consumption.
“There continues to be additional community exposure events throughout the province. A full listing of community exposure events related to flights and others within each health authority is available through the BC Centre for Disease Control, as well as on health authority websites.
“In recent weeks, B.C. has faced an increase in new cases and new outbreaks of COVID-19. Much of this surge can be connected to Canada Day activities in the Kelowna area.
“What we have seen is that when our groups are too big and we see too many people outside of our household bubble, the potential for the virus to spread increases.
“We voiced our concern and British Columbians have listened. We thank you for resetting and rejoining our efforts to push our COVID-19 curve down and keep it low and slow in B.C.
“Until we have an effective vaccine, we all need to find the balance of reducing our risks and increasing our social connections. It is not difficult to do, but requires all of our effort, all of the time. This is how we play safe and stay safe.
“The fewer new cases and exposure events, the more opportunities we all have to enjoy the summer and have fun. More businesses are open and more activities are available to all of us.
“It is easy to socialize safely and that’s what we all need to do this B.C. Day weekend. To do this, let’s keep our groups small and keep a safe distance from others, no matter where we may be.
“The actions you take make a difference, so let’s make this holiday a different holiday than what we saw in early July. What you do today and this weekend will determine what we are able to do in the weeks ahead – so let’s all do the right thing.”
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Access the BC COVID-19 dashboard for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more: