COVID-19: Health officials announce 50 new cases, one new death

Five people are in hospital, two of whom are in intensive care.

There are 278 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 3,168 people have recovered.

Cases by health region since the start of the pandemic: 1,088 in Vancouver Coastal; 1,889 in Fraser; 144 in Island; 369 in Interior; 88 in Northern; and 63 people who reside outside of Canada.

The outbreak is the first at a Fraser Health facility since June 17. That means there are now two long-term care facilities with active outbreaks in B.C., including the Holy Family Hospital long-term care facility in Vancouver Coastal Health, as well as one acute-care facility.

Fraser Health confirmed Friday that a staff member at Dania Home tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the number of continuing outbreaks at B.C. health-care facilities to three.

There has been one new COVID-19 related death in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 195 deaths in British Columbia.

As always, Henry offered her reminders in a gentle and polite way, something SFU associate professor of communications Stuart Poyntz believes is the right approach when it comes to getting the message out to younger people. Community exposures continue to be seen across the province, for a list of community exposures events you can visit the government's website.

With another long weekend upon us, ferry terminals and highways around the province are packed with excited travellers getting out of town for B.C. Day. The last time B.C. saw more than 50 cases was on April 27.

Dix and Henry, the provincial health officer, also announced one new death Friday.

"Don't get stuck in self-isolation for 14 days, or worse - get sick, because you shared beers at a party or made out with someone with COVID-19", reads the guide.

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