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B.C. confirms 47 new cases of COVID-19

There were no new deaths to report today
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Dr. Bonnie Henry. Photo: Province of British Columbia

There has now been a total 3,834 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. after health officials announced 47 new cases Tuesday.

One of the new cases is epi-linked. 

In a release, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported that there are 1,132 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 2,015 in Fraser Health, 146 on Vancouver Island, 384 in Interior Health and 91 in Northern Health.

Additionally, there have been 66 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are no new COVID-19 related deaths to report today. The total number of fatalities in the province remains at 195.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. In total, three long-term care or assisted-living facilities have active outbreaks.

There are no new community outbreaks. However, there continues to be community exposure events throughout the province and on flights into and out of British Columbia.

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

There are 351 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,288 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

“As COVID-19 remains in our communities, so does the anxiety and stress that comes with the uncertainty, the increased isolation and the need to take precautions in everything we do," said Henry.

“Younger people, in particular, may not fully understand why many of the activities they normally enjoy are no longer available, look different and require us to interact with each other in new ways."

Henry added that people need to take the time to check in with their friends, family and neighbours, young and old, to provide a mental health boost and to ensure they have the support we all need – especially for those who may be self-isolating.

“If you have been struggling and need additional support, resources are available for you." She directed any youth who may be struggling to the Kids Help Phone, available by phone, text and online 1 800 668-6868 and at Kidshelpphone.ca.

People experiencing family or intimate-partner violence can also get support 24/7 through VictimLinkBC and 1 800 563-0808.

“People all across B.C. have demonstrated unparalleled compassion and kindness in the face of COVID-19. It is something we can all be proud of and something we must continue," highlighted Henry.

“As we make this summer of 2020 the summer to play safe and stay safe, let’s also make it the summer of consideration and care for those around us.”

This article was originally published by Vancouver is Awesome. 




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