Since the last report, there have been 41 newly registered COVID-19 cases in B.C.
- Total confirmed cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 3,562
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 1,071 (up 4)
- Fraser Health: 1,846 (up 31)
- Island Health: 143 (up 0)
- Interior Health: 356 (adjusted down 2)
- Northern Health: 86 (up 2)
- 60 (up 0) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Hospitalized cases: 6
- Intensive care: 2
- No new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 194)
- Active cases: 259 (264 previously)
- Recovered: 3,109 (3,043 previously)
- 255,728 individuals have been tested as of July 28, 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:
“There are no new community outbreaks. Currently, there are 20 cases on Haida Gwaii and 31 cases connected to Fraser Valley Packers Inc. Public health teams continue to support these active outbreaks. Of note, there are no health concerns related to the consumption of fruit from Fraser Valley Packers Inc. However, people are reminded to always wash fruit and vegetables before eating them.
“There continues to be additional community exposure events throughout the province. An alert has been issued for Liquid Zoo in Kelowna. Anyone who may have been at the night club from July 15 to 18 is asked to monitor themselves closely, limit their contact with others and contact 811 to get tested, if symptoms develop.
“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.
“To play safe and stay safe this weekend, and protect all of our communities from COVID-19, we all need to use the layers of protection we have available and keep your groups small.
“Staying a safe distance from others is the best way to slow the spread of the virus. If you are in a crowded area, outside or inside, and you can’t maintain a safe physical distance, wearing a mask is a further protective layer.
“We also need to remember to wash our hands regularly, clean surfaces more often, follow one-way pathways and always, without exception, stay home if you are at all feeling ill.
“The actions you take make a difference and will help all of us to stay safe this summer. Let’s bend our curve back down and keep our province strong.”
Access the BC COVID-19 dashboard for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more: