Thursday, July 30, 2020

29 new cases of COVID reported province wide, but None today for Haida Gwaii or Northern Health region

The long weekend was high on the mind of the Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix, with both reminding British Columbians of the success we have to date and the need to remain vigilant to control any new outbreaks, as well as to continue to work to bend the curve, one which has been showing some inclinations upwards in recent weeks.

As for the Thursday COVID review, the day delivered some positive news for Haida Gwaii, with today's results indicating no new cases from the recent outbreak.

“Today, we are announcing 29 new cases, for a total of 3,591 cases in British Columbia. There are 242 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,155 people who tested positive have recovered. 

Of the total COVID-19 cases, five individuals are hospitalized, two of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation." 

Provincially the case count in all of the Health Authorities is as follows: 1,076 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,865 in the Fraser Health region, 143 in the Island Health region, 360 in the Interior Health region, 86 in the Northern Health region, the same as yesterday. 

There are also 61 cases of people reported with COVID who reside outside of Canada.

There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, with the a  provincial total remaining at 194 deaths in British Columbia.

Doctor Henry and the Health Minister also highlighted some welcome news for residents of Haida Gwaii, noting no additional cases were listed today related to the community outbreak outlined last Friday.

“There are no new community outbreaks, with no new cases on Haida Gwaii and 59 cases connected to Fraser Valley Packers Inc. Public health teams continue to support these active outbreaks. 

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."

The provinces' two top health officials also offered up a new narrative for this BC Day weekend, with residents asked to continue with the work required to Bend the Curve, as they enjoy the long weekend ahead.

“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.”

The full statement for Thursday can be explored here

The BC Centre for Disease control has some valuable Coronavirus notes related to COVID-19 you can explore that information here.

You can learn more about the outbreak from both the Province and the Federal government from the links below:

Federal Government site

British Columbia Government site

The World Health Organization website also offers up the latest advisories on the global situation.

More from  Northern Health can be reviewed here 

You can review our archive of past statements and local information here.

Local governments and organizations have also provided for increased awareness of COVID-19 issues, the string of statements that came quickly at the end of the week can be reviewed here.

For notes from across Canada and British Columbia we have been archiving the latest items through our political portal Darcy McGee

Ottawa Observations

Victoria Viewpoints

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