BC reports 47 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Henrietta Brewer
August 6, 2020

Last week, the province logged fewer than 100 cases for the first time since the end of March, and this week's numbers so far are continuing the momentum. Of the active cases, nine individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19 (up one from August 4), six of whom are in intensive care (up two from August 4).

There are now 1,185 active cases remaining in Ontario, with 39,714 total lab-confirmed infections since January 25 and 35,747 recoveries.

Ontario reported 91 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 88 on Monday, 116 on Sunday and 124 on Saturday. The total deaths in BC remain at 195.

She says With another 146 cases resolved, the province continues to see a persistent decline in the number of active cases in the province.

There have been no new outbreaks reported in health-care or community settings.

Since the pandemic began, the vast majority of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C. have been located in the Lower Mainland, with 2,015 confirmed cases in the Fraser Health region and 1,132 in Vancouver Coastal Health. Dix and Henry reminded British Columbians that tor youth who may be struggling, the Kids Help Phone is available by phone, text and online 1-800 668-6868 and at: Kidshelpphone.ca And people experiencing family or intimate-partner violence can get support 24/7 through VictimLinkBC at 1-800 563-0808.

Overall, the number of people in provincial hospitals receiving treatment for COVID-19 symptoms continues to drop.

The report stated that 14 of the new cases involved people over the age of 60, and 16 of them were 19 years old and younger.

A total of 3,288 people have recovered in BC.

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