Wednesday, July 29, 2020

41 new cases, six of them from the Haida Gwaii outbreak mark the notes from Wednesday's COVID review

Community outbreaks continued to dominate some of the discussion on COVID in British Columbia, with Northern Health updating the situation on Haida Gwaii prior to the provincial update today.

In addition to the Haida Gwaii outbreak, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix also had notes on a Fraser Valley outbreak and an appeal to those who attended a Kelowna club to be aware of a report of COVID from that establishment.

"Today, we are announcing 41 new cases for a total of 3,562 cases in British Columbia. This includes a data correction from yesterday. 

There are 259 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,109 people who tested positive have recovered. 

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

Across the five Health authorities the totals to date include: 1,071 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,846 in the Fraser Health region, 143 in the Island Health region, 356 in the Interior Health region, 86 in the Northern Health region (and increase of six from yesterday all of them on Haida Gwaii) 

There are also 60 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There were no new COVID-19 related deaths relayed today, which makes for a total of 194 deaths in British Columbia.

Dr. Henry and Minister Dix also provided an update on the two Community outbreaks of note, speaking to the situation on Haida Gwaii and one related to the Fraser Valley Packers plant, as well as to the issuance of an alert related to a Kelowna club.

“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."

The full statement for Wednesday 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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