Health officials give next health update at 3 p.m. PT

Henrietta Brewer
July 3, 2020

Provincial health officials announced 24 new coronavirus cases in B.C. over the last two days, along with three new deaths. Seventeen people are in hospital, including two in intensive care.

Henry said anyone in B.C. - including visitors - who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can call 811 and arrange to be tested anywhere in the province.

Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry reports that there are 989 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 1,553 in Fraser Health, 132 on Vancouver Island, 201 in Interior Health and 65 in Northern Health. According to Dr. Henry, there are no new outbreaks at healthcare facilities, however, there continue to be five active ones - four at long-term care facilities and one at an acute care facility. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been no new community outbreaks.

The updated numbers bring total confirmed cases in 2,940 and deaths to 177. It requires ongoing monitoring, modifying our activities as needed and actively managing any new cases that emerge. This means there are no active community outbreaks in B.C.

Additionally, anyone arriving in B.C. from overseas is still required to self-isolate for 14 days, and to have a self-isolation plan approved by the province upon their arrival, Henry said.

"Any traveller from outside of British Columbia needs to understand that we have established clear rules for safe social interactions here in British Columbia, and we expect everybody who comes here to adhere to those rules, as well", Dr. Henry said.

"Like many other areas within our province, with safety plans and precautions in place, we can now slowly and thoughtfully move forward".

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