More COVID-19 warnings posted for flights to B.C.

Andrew Cummings
August 10, 2020

In today's update, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced no new cases on Vancouver Island, with the island's case count remaining at 146.

Bonnie Henry says there are now 371 active cases in B.C, with 11 people in hospital. Of the active cases, 11 are in hospital and five of those are in ICU.

"But as you know, even a single case, we treat very seriously in our healthcare system", Henry said. Fraser Health's cumulative number of positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population surpassed that of Vancouver Health at the end of June.

"Obviously they are higher than I would like them to be", Henry said of the current case numbers. "There have been a number of the 10 crewmembers who have tested positive", said Henry, adding that the Fraser Health authority and Transport Canada and following up with those who have tested positive and their contacts. There are 10 cases among crew members of a US -registered marine vessel and there is an exposure event at Lions Bay Beach Park. There are two new health care outbreaks as of Thursday, both with one case identified in a staff member. Anyone who visited Lions Bay Beach Park on July 26, 27, 29, 30 and 31 is asked to self-monitor for symptoms, limit time with others and call 811 for testing if there are symptoms.

She says there will be measures to reduce risk of transmission in schools.

Epi-linked means the person was never tested but is presumed to have the virus because they developed symptoms and were close contacts of a confirmed case.

As of August 6, there were 106.6 cases for every 100,000 population in Fraser Health, 92.2 in Vancouver Coastal and 48 in Interior Health.

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