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B.C. confirms 25 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 3,053

There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 187 deaths in British Columbia. 
Dr. Bonnie Henry gives provincial update. Photo: Screengrab.

There are now 3,053 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C. after health officials announced 25 new cases Friday.

Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry reports that there have been 990 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 1,610 in Fraser Health, 135 on Vancouver Island, 202 in Interior Health and 65 in Northern Health since the start of the pandemic. There are also 51 people who live outside of Canada.

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

While there are no active community outbreaks in B.C., new cases and community exposure events continue to occur in the community.

There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 187 deaths in British Columbia. 

There are currently 16 people in acute care in hospital and five are in intensive care.

There are 187 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,679 people who tested positive have recovered.

“As we continue through summer, simple steps will help us to keep COVID-19 low and slow in British Columbia," said Henry.

“When spending more time with friends and family, whether that is close to home or on vacation elsewhere in the province, we remind all British Columbians to avoid closed spaces, crowds and close contact with others.

“We know that the more layers of protection we use, the safer we will be. Let’s all ‘layer up’ by washing our hands regularly, using barriers, staying a safe distance from others and using a mask when that is challenging.

“The actions you take every day make a difference and will help to protect all of us.”